Posted by 9-HoweFan
on 15 September 2010 - 08:26 AM
Well, it was 11 years ago, he probably would just rather forget the whole thing, especially now that he is going to have to be watching Mikey's back. I know players have long memories, as do reporters, but at what point does history become history? Imagine if, 5 or 6 years from now, Halvat and Kronwall end up on the same team, do you think either of them are going to want to discuss the hit from '09? My guess is no, they will likely be ready to let by-gones be by-gones and focus on the future.
Excellent point (highlighted), I'm sure if Salei creams a guy for a hit on Modano, it would ease any rifts at this point. I'm sure both came here to win a Cup, if that happens then that will not be an issue.
If not Modano, Asham would be a really nice touch on the bottom 6 and I bet he'd become a fan favorite in a big hurry. Arty, Krajicek and Morrisonn are all nos as far as I'm concerned because they aren't good enough to displace anybody on the current squad. Afinogenov doesn't appear to have the work ethic required to succeed in the Wings' system, but if Modano decides to take another route, I'd definitely be thrilled to see him compete for a spot in camp.
Asham would be my choice too. We do have a glut of those type of guys now though, and Modano would be a good 3rd Line center between Cleary & Bertuzzi. The team is set-up for that now. Unless of course Asham can throw the dukes around then he could easily bump what we have now.
Morrisonn sounds like he'd be an OK pairing with Ericsson at this point. It seems to me, never seen him play, that he's a bigger version of Lilja. Not sure how he'd do on the PK or other down-n-dirty play. At #6D we need somebody to cover for Ericsson's badly timed offensive rushes.
But let's face facts, Holland doesn't sign guys that are bigger than him anyways.