Sometimes understanding the plan is really hard, DetroitRedWings need to get younger fine, the rookies impressed last season also fine...offseason iscoming and we sign a 41 old Alfredsson and think about re-signing Dan clearly I don't get.
This roster needs to have a place for Tatar, Nyquist, Kindl and Dekeyser.
You forgot to mention Samuelsson and Bertuzzi.
I think Nyquist is safe. If Helm's not ready to go (and, really, even if he is), Anderson should be safe. (Anderon > Emmerton)
Kindl and DeKeyser should be totally safe; I don't expect Lashoff to bump either one, and even if he does....
The one I'm really worried about? That would be Tatar.
All the guy does is tear the AHL a new you-know-what and look like he belongs in a stint with the big club. If this were any other organization, he'd probably be a top-six NHL star (meaning, of course, a guy who plays in the top six. Not one of the six best in the league. JUST CLARIFICATING OK? OK)
The funny (except not) thing is, I think Tatar's going to be sort of a Cleary-type in that he likes going to those hard areas and causing damage. He even fought a dude in the playoffs. Granted, that's the AHL. But still.
THIS IS MADNESS
NO. THIS. IS. ...WAIT YES IT IS MADNESS
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