I think we found our future sniper in Mantha, so I think sucking for a year is worth getting McDavid. Besides, we'd have to do a whole lot of sucking to make it to the lottery and even then, we'd have to be lucky enough to get our card drawn...it looks as though Edmonton is well on their way to getting a great chance at yet another 1st overall...do you think they would trade it? They have to be tired of drafting this high and still stinking...
I brought up in a thread about possibly acquiring Taylor Hall from them, but what about Yakupov? He has seemed to not worked out in Edmonton either (of course a lot of those kids aren't) do you think he would be good enough to flank Datsyuk for the next three years?
If we became buyers, I would love to make a deal with Edmonton for a young kid who isn't working out for them and maybe get Smyth for a Cup run...at what cost? Not even going to attempt to list names...
Smyth isn't the guy you get to make a cup run. He's as bad as Cleary at this point.
He's probably laughing at the horrific goal the USA women's goalie let in and that her Dwoman scored on her. The whistle blew right before it went in the net, but regardless that was a bad goal to let in. This I assume is why Babs is enjoying such a good chuckle.
I finally just viewed the schedule….no Preliminary game of Sweden vs Russia? That would have been the only game i'd book off work to watch live. FML. I wanted to see our 2 captains head to head for the last time. The Olympics officially suck
We were lucky to be moved to the East...the much weaker East. We don't have to travel to freakin Vancouver etc but once a season. There are only 2 other elite teams...Pittsburgh and Boston. We should have 12-14 more points than we do. C'mon!!
I'd say defending Cup champs in Chicago are just as elite as those 2 teams and I'd almost put St. Louis in there right now as well.
Like I said the 4th D spot is the problem. Smith and Kindl haven't progressed, and Quincey is Quincey. They have a ton of D prospects, but no immediate help there. If they could swap Marchenko or Kindl and a pick for a top 4 guy, I'd do it in a second, I just don't know how many of those guys are available.
Agreed. We need that guy that we've all been talking about, Greene or Stuart. A guy who will change the game with a huge blocked shot or a shutdown hit on the other teams superstar. Those 2 guys do that. I know full well Stuart does it a LOT! Replace Q with one of those guys and the complexion of our blue line is completely different. You have that go to guy on D to hold a lead. Ericsson has been terrible lately, but he may be feeling too much pressure to be that guy.