Hi Guys - I'm new to this site, been a huge wings fan living in the Toronto area since I was a kid, played for the Toronto Red Wings growing up (where it all started as a fan) and just wanted to share my opinion (and get yours) about what we could potentially roster next year. I know its usually a waste of time speculating on roster moves completely out of our control, but after two losses in two days to Columbus, I am looking for something to cheer me up!
Based on injuries alone - this season has been frustrating for most fans I'm sure, certainly in terms of production but also in attempting to gauge what our roster actually looks like healthy (a proposition it seems we may not see this season). I have enjoyed the development of Tatar, Andersson, Emmerton, Smith, Lashoff, and Brunner (a FA) but have a lot of questions about Cleary, Franzen, Bert, Sammy, Carlo, and even Helm coming off of a back injury.
Here is what my 23 Man roster looks like with the following additions, and subtractions.
-Sign and trade for Corey Perry (no longer in Western Conf. or a rival to ANA) for Filpulla, Miller, Nyquist and a 1st
-Let Cleary, White and Huskins all walk this summer
-Use one of our two Amnesty provisions on Samuelsson (no penalty on buyout)
-Re-Sign Brunner, Smith, Kindl, Andersson
Bertuzzi 2.0 Datsyuk 6.7 Perry 6.0 Kindl 2, Andersson 1, DEPTH UFA +1
Franzen 3.9 Zetterberg 6 Brunner 3.5
Tatar 0.8 Helm 2.1 Eaves 1.2
Abdelkader 2 Emmerton 0.5 TooToo 2
Kronwall 4.7 Ericsson 3.2
Quincey 3.7 Smith 2.0
Lashoff 0.7 Coliaccovo 2.5 Howard 4.65 Gustavsson 2.2 TOTAL SALARY 64.3 SALARY CAP 64.3
This allows us to give Coliacovvo (an offensive minded DMan) a chance to see where he fits into our team and PP and if all falls with him and or Quincey, both contracts come off the books that season. Allowing us to pursue other options at that time.
This team looks like a Stanley Cup Contender in my opinion, and if Franzen continues to decline - we can use our second Amnesty on him next summer.
What do you guys think?
Edited by WingedWheel91, 11 March 2013 - 04:43 PM.