Unless J-rok becomes a 1st line scorer in the NHL, I think I'm ok with this trade now.
I don't know if it's just me but I really want our playoff streak to survive so Legwand helps our team right now and maybe for 2-3 years (hopefully at like 2.5mil, even if maybe its unrealistic). We can pay him from the No Cleary/Bert/Sammy fund.
Pulkkinen sounds like he can be legit just from his shot alone. “He can create something out of nothing,” said Griffins head coach Jeff Blashill. “He can score goals from everywhere on the ice because he has an extremely dynamic shot — both his slap shot and his wrist shot. When goals are at such a premium in hockey, he’s one of those few guys who only needs one chance to score. His shot is that good.” http://www.redwingsc...ity-in-a-hurry/ ... We have enough play makers on our team as Babcock is always begging people to shoot.
With prospects Pulkkinen, Mantha, Athanasiou.. and rookies Sheahan, Jurco, Tatar, Nyquist, Andy .... Kind of makes J-rok worth the risk to keep that streak I want alive. Athanasiou is a player on fire in the OHL from that aritcle he's had "...another hat trick on March 1. He’s had three other hat tricks since mid-December, with two four-goal games and a five-goal outburst."
Legwand will be a huge boost for these next three weeks cause we play a lot of games with few days between.
IF fully healthy and IF we make the playoffs
3a. Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco 3b. Legwand-Weiss/Andy-Abby
Cleary, Bert, Miller, Andy, Glen
Lots of depth and having Legwand over Miller I think adds a lot more offensive threat, skill, and experience. He's even better on PK than Miller.
All if we are healthy but if we are not, he's even more important.
... Wicked ... a weird bounce just tied the Montreal Game