Ryan Kesler? Him Fil and Franzen on a line could be a sick second line.
I assumed Kesler and the twins would be untouchable.
I'd do Howard, Datsyuk and Nyquist for Kesler, Burrows, Edler and Luongo--- assuming Pavel doesn't re-sign
Would be an NBA-type trade but hey
Really? I don't think I would. I want Dats to retire a Red Wing ... couldn't handle seeing him in another uniform. I'd try to get him to sign a short extension 2-3 years if he wants to play a little longer. But even if we don't get a single thing back for not trading him if he decides to retire in 2014, I still wouldn't pull the trigger on him. He is too fun to watch.
Proud that they took it to 7. Regardless, this is great experience for the younger core. Now win this and the ride will keep on going ... 60 mins of solid play, no brain farts and we can have BBQ Duck for dinner.
Two of Babcock's former assistant coaches are in the playoffs. We have a pretty good culture of producing solid coaches.
I must say that I am impressed with what MacLean has done in Ottawa. I was pretty surprised even last year but this year ... wow. He seriously deserves Jack Adams consideration for getting into the playoffs with their number of injuries. He must have implemented a solid system.