Posted by Echolalia
on 02 February 2014 - 04:32 PM
How will you all feel if he plays in Sochi injured and comes back with a medal and a more serious injury that knocks him out of the rest of the season?
I remember Stevie Y doing this in 2002 and I ask all of you, is it worth missing a chance at the playoffs?
It would suck, but I would do the same thing in his position. Olympics are a big deal. Hosting them is an even bigger deal. Representing your country as Captain is monumental, and it may very well be the last chance he gets at fighting for gold.
Posted by DickieDunn
on 29 January 2014 - 08:39 PM
Height: 6-5 Weight: 265lbs
NHL Seasons: 8
GP - 55
G - 12
A - 28
Pts - 40
Hits - 130
On contract till 2015-16 for 5.2 Million.
I'm not going to state what goes the other way as i don't want to speculate, but he is a player that I think could fit. Obviously we have to work on that +/-. He is under 30, shoots right, he is big, he has twice the hits of any Detroit dman. As demonstrated in the playoffs when Chicago won the cup the one year with him he can put up points and he absolutely dominated in front of the net in the playoffs that one year so he is versatile.
Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has been working the phones. The Jets are playing better under Paul Maurice, but they are still talking to teams about potential deals. Jets trade options include:Andrew Ladd, Evander KaneandDustin Byfuglien. The Jets may only move one of those players
He's also fat and bad defensively. I'd rather see one if our prospects up full time.