Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:16 PM
Much depends on what kind of contract you're talking.
But Niskanen is younger, and he's a righty. Promote Marchenko and we've suddenly got 2 RHD's and a LHD who can play on the right.
Kronwall - Smith
DeKeyser - Niskanen
Ericsson - Marchenko
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk