If nobody is going to take Franzen's horrible contract off our hands, then still go after Parise and Semin and demote Franzen to the third line with Helm & Bertuzzi. If Bertuzzi plays anywhere near the top two, then I hate the re-signing of him. Third line is perfect for Bert. It will be fine for Franzen too. I don't mind Franzen in a third line role, but he is NOWHERE near a top 6 forward anymore. Not on this team or most others. He's NEVER be picked to be an All-Star and as hokey as the ASG Weekend is, it still speaks wonders of what the fans and your piers think of you as a player. Let Hudler walk. Zetterberg and Datsyuk and even Filppula need skilled scoring forwards.
Parise - Datsyuk - Semin
Filppula - Z - Nyquist
Bert - Helm - Franzen
Miller - Abdelkader - Eaves
I'd prefer just dumping Frazen and acquiring Morrow for that third line though...
Agree, but don't hold your breath.
Agree with both of you! The 3 or 4 player change AND not holding my breath...
Leaving - Cleary, Franzen, Hudler, Emmerton, Mursak, Stuart (Lids & Holms retires)
Coming - Morrow, Parise, Semin, Suter, Smith
Edited by LeftWinger, 19 April 2012 - 09:25 PM.