Bogosian is 22 and Kane is 21. If you land either of those guys they ARE your future. No matter who you take with a high pick, it's not likely that the person will give you 30 goals (Kane) or 22 minutes of ice time a night (Bogosian). This is a no brainer move for us, and could probably be sold to Winnipeg given their lack of offense, depth at defense, and need for picks.
One of the two is known to be a special - note troublemaking and not very likable person in the lockerroom -personality the other one would cost us way more than the initial proposal and at that point he is not worth it. Also keep in mind Cheyeldayoff would never accept that.
Mursak, Kindl, Tatar and Quincey this is a package where other GMs would ask for something in return for taking them. Trash for quality just doesn't work in the real hockeyworld. Only the first round pick and White do bring some value but for sure not enough to get Bogosian and personally I'd rathewr hold on to the pick if things are going south might be a top 5 one so a big change for starting the rebuild.
The time for retooling was after our last Stanley Cup? Lol, yeah, that 2008-09 Red Wings squad was straight garbage that had no shot at repeating. I sure wish we had started 'retooling' then instead!
Oh -I just now saw the word 'final.' Still disagree.
Do you remembeer Ken Holland talking about the "1 year window" after signing Hossa? The season after that the Wings started to lose firepower constantly sad but true at that time it would have been very wise to start looking for two guys who could have helped to decrease the impact of Nicklas Lidström retiring at some point. I know it is much easier said than accomplished but I think at this point now the time for retooling is over and the team should go for a full rebuild. I also know a lot of people will disagree but hardly a problem with it.
Edited by frankgrimes, 23 January 2013 - 12:07 PM.