Bobby Ryan was a second overall pick. 4 straight 30 goal seasons. He is 25 years old. Do any of these prospects have that kind of a start in them? Or are we guessing? I don't like guessing. He is signed, we know his cap number, it's all right there. You know what you're getting, you know where to slot him, he can start Game One and finish Game 82 for the next 10 years if you want. That's what we need...in MY opinion. NHL stud talent, not maybes. Do it before the Leafs or Rangers or Flyers or some other team gets it done.
I agree, it's time to be aggressive. Time to sit back is over...if you can make this deal, then make it. Include Abby for all I care. This is Bobby Ryan...
The problem I have with these draftees is that MAYBE we'll see them in the bigs in 4-5 years. That's how the Wings work. Other teams have a much faster rotation. It's a blessing and a curse.
What players were drafted with the 2 first round picks (and Anders Eriksson) we gave up to get Chelios? I don't know. But I know he played here for nine seasons and helped us win 2 cups. Who knows if those picks ever even made it to the NHL?
Steve McCarthy and Adam Munro.....so ya...pretty much just Eriksson for Chelios in the end...
Bring Fedorov Home For A Day!
He Needs To Retire A Red Wing.
When Gordie Leaves Us, the NHL MUST Retire The #9.