You are nuts. Bouwmeester is overpaid. But the guy is solid defensively. He has huge range an great speed for his size. I really think he could be a great partner for kronwall. He can give kronwall a ton more freedom.
Boueestwr might not be a Norris candidate but he's an effective top pairing guy.
He's a second-pairing defenseman who comes with a ridiculous cap hit and will demand a large package.
I've said this ever since before he left Florida, I'd like to see what Bouwmeester can do on this team in our system. I think he would flourish. I mean, let's face it, Florida and Calgary are not exactly the best places to play hockey. Two non-playoff teams that get crushed by most teams on most nights, he really didn't have talent around him in either place. I think his skill set would really work in Detroit.
Bouwmeester is not so much better than Quincey. He is not the player he was in Florida.
Iginla is a power forward, a leader and on a quest for his first Cup. He IS exactly what we need to make us a top Cup contender.
Feaster is demanding a 1st-round pick, a top prospect, and a secondary prospect.