We should of traded him last season , but I understand why we'd play it safe since mrazek was still coming in although most of us believed in his abilities
That being said your right we'll be lucky to get a pick but we'll also probably have to eat something like 1-1.25 mill per
Al that being said who can we possibly trade Howard to ? Perfect fit would be the flames , aside that maybe the flyers ? Can't see anything else besides those teams possibly being a fit and then we also have James Reimer which a team might consider signing and wouldn't cost as much
Think it'll be hard to get rid of Howard in the off season
Believing in the abilities of inconsistent rookies is what causes some LGWers to use "isthefuture" in their handles.
Last year Mrazek played lights out brilliant one game and then inexplicably fell apart the next. He was erratic as hell--doubly frustrating because he looked so good in wins. Trading away Howard who had been an ALL-STAR IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON would have been nuts at that time. Now it isn't such a bad idea (if possible).
I'm not interested in stamkos's 10-11 million cap hit , just not ... You think Steve yzerman is an idiot? If stamkos was so great at center he'd be playing center now and the deal would of been done already
He comes here and it'll seriously mess up our cap with future player contracts .... Larkin is our future number 1 center , and we got athanasiou waiting in the wings +mantha and other kids coming, as well as Tatar nyquist jurco pulkkinen already there
What we need to do is upgrade the back end ... Get a guy who can log 20-25 minutes per game
Not every team had that amount of money to spend on players, and a lot of the big name guys came here to team up with the crazy amount of big named talent already on our team to win a cup.
How would you know, you were in diapers back then.
On a serious note, I just get tired of people (not you) blaming the lack of a salary cap on the Wings' past success. Yzerman, Fedorov, Lidstrom, Konstantinov, the Grind Line -- these core players were cultivated by the team, not mercenaries bought in to win a championship. The Wings became a winner because they sucked in the 80's and drafted well into the early 90's. Even Shanny coming to Detroit was the result of a 1st round pick.
Seriously how do you have Richards 3 goals and helm 3 goals playing with datsyuk? Who's supposed to score?
I'm okay with Richards. Like Green, he seems to be warming up. Helm, though, should be a permanent 4th liner. Why not switch Jurco with Helm on Dats' line? Let's see once and for all if the kid can play at the NHL level. Give him 10 games with the Magic Man.