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.