I wish we would trade either Helm or Abdelkader or a pick or two. They're both getting pretty redundant. If one of them were let go, I'd like to see:
Zetterberg Datsyuk Helm/Abdelkader
Nyquist Weiss Franzen
Tatar Sheahan Jurco
Not putting Weiss in the lineup would be incredibly stupid. I think he played well in the preseason despite only 1 assist. It took Hossa a little bit to mesh with the team, it'll take Weiss even longer and not even having him start the season would be a huge blow to his morale. Thankfully I think Babcock is just sending a message, he'll be in.
Just like demoting Weiss after not registering a point while given third line minutes with Kevinf****** Porter on his wing.
How is it that he didn't lead the team in points with opportunities like that?
Babcock has a history of giving 2nd line centers s***ty wingers and being confused when they don't produce.
I don't get why Babcock won't try playing Gus with Weiss. He is wasting Weiss's talent. Babs split up Gus and Hank and has Gus playing with Anderson now. I am sorry but Weiss is way better than Andseron and I want to see what that combo looks like.
I think its because he wants to see Anderson as much as possible in the preseason. The preseason isn't about the best teams its about getting the best looks at your players.
Hossa was offered the same contract they gave Franzen, he turned it down so they went with plan b and signed Franzen.
That is nothing but an excuse. Franzen was signed before Hossa and after there wasn't enough cap space to sign Hossa to a contract he deserved. Of course he would turn down Franzen money, he is worth way more. There is no excuse for such a horrible decision by Holland.
I think he started to turn it around later in the season. But he will not help the team reach another level and that is what we are supposed to be striving for. We couldn't get it even close to done last year with the team we had, so why the hell are we going the same old played out strategy. If they continue down this path of apathy I hope the fans show their distress by hitting the pockets of thisf****** disappointing team..
This is a broken record, but if Pav and Z have a healthy year and Weiss doesn't turn out to be a bust we have a pretty good set of forwards with the young kids and if we do make a trade we should have a better team this year.
Two seasons ago we came within a single goal of beating the Stanley Cup winners. Last year was s***ty, but look at our injuries we had. We're not as bad as people think.
Obviously I'm disappointing we didn't get better players...but am I the only one who doesn't think Quincey is THAT bad? If Holland can trade for a top 2 defenseman like he said was his backup plan was without giving too much away I'll be happy to have Quincey. He is a serviceable bottom 4 defenseman.