EDIT: Maybe they'll get both. Then trade for Lecavalier and have the big three from TB's
lastCup team. lol
Literally didn't need the "last" in there
I don't like this at all. Even without Dats to start the year we have Z, Sheahan, Helm, Glendening all as C's. We wouldn't even need to bring Larkin up if that is what Holland is worried about.
If we needed a C to come up we could see what AA can do as he is further along in his development.
Richards can't skate anymore and won't fit with the fast paced style we are going for. I just see country club written all over this.
Richards can't skate anymore? Then don't cite Z as a replacement centre for Dats, because he's fast getting into that territory. I don't see it being that bad a deal for 1 yr, especially since you also mentioned Helm who gets wing time so isn't automatically a lock at C