I don't understand why it is so hard to believe that Lidstrom "may" take 2 million for a 1 year contract being this close to retirement. Yzerman did the same thing, if memory serves right, I believe Yzerman only made 1 million in his final season. And we would have payed him 5 million to stay I'm sure. Hell, I think he only made around 2 million the year before his last season.
If Lidstrom taking less money means the team will be more competitive, he will.
I can see him taking less,just not taking 2 mil.That's a lot to ask.Could be wrong tho.
Wow, I'm surprised someone else here besides you sees him scoring 70 points.
Everytime we have a thread like this on LGW, something bad happens. Last year we had a "Will Franzen get 50 Goals" thread, and we've had a Zetterberg thread that was the same and of course that "Will Datsyuk Get 100 points" thread.
If those guys couldn't reach their fantasized projections, I can't see Hudler doing it. He's never hit 70 points, and now we may not have Lidstrom back next year and Hank and Pavel barely hit 70 this year. I just don't see it. If he hits 50 points, I say that's a pleasant surprise and a success.
Asham would top that list for me, and then we should also add a legitimate heavy on top of that. That would make us a tougher team to play against.
Top 6 will probably stay unchanged, since there isn't much out there that we can pursue, thus the bottom 6 forwards are all Holland can look for.
Asham and a heavyweight would be amazing.Here's my list of players i'd be happy with:
Shawn Thornton Krys Barch Arron Asham Adam Mair Brandon Prust Eric Boulton Raffi Torres Steve Begin Zenon Konopka Andrew Peters Brian McGrattan Jody Shelley Scott Nichol Brian Sutherby Kyle Chipchura Ryan Johnson Derek Boogaard Brad Winchester Colin Fraser Darcy Hordichuk Cam Janssen Jared Boll Ben Eager David Koci Nate Thompson Tim Jackman Aaron Voros Brian Boyle Adam Burish Byron Bitz Josh Gratton Jamal Mayers David Clarkson Jason Chimera
Although goons like McGrattan,Janssen,and Koci are unlikely to be signed,theyre worth mentioning.There's plenty of muscle available this offseason.
I feel Its time to let the obsession with Draper, Malts...etc go.. Bring in the young talent and turn the page. Drapes was nowhere to be found this playoffs... (malts was hurt)
What do you think...
Draper and Maltby are washed up.Although they've played such a big part in championship teams past,its time for them to retire.Let Williams,Bertuzzi,Lebda,Lilja,Meech,and Miller go and bring in some guys with some realf****** passion.Find some way to get rid of Rafalski.I'm seriously sick of watching the constant turnovers.
Amen. Even if Ritola didn't provide that alternative play style, he'd still be an improvement over a guy who hurts this team every single game he's in. We've got to be in it to win it, and WIlliams isn't. At this point it's too risky to go with a guy who won't give 100% every game from here on out.
Why is everybody so intent on having Hudler back? i dont think thats what we need. i think that abdelkader should train hard this off season and bring him up to atleast the 3rd line. I think he has amazing potential, hes so young, has so much heart and is such a great defensive forward.
Don't tell people on here that Hudler isn't what we need.Just a warning from experience.but i agree with you.