I think something that really works in Pav's favor regarding the HOF is the idea that most people have regarded him as at least a top-5 player in the league for the better half of a decade now. For 2-3 years, a lot of people considered him the best player in the game.
I'm having trouble understanding why the universal thought is that the price for Mike Green is generally pretty high.
If they are indeed asking for what others have suggested....
Why does Washington think they can reel in a high end, young, NHL-ready talent, a top prospect, and a high round pick for a guy who's value has dipped GREATLY, has one year left on his contract, and, from the structure of their team, is expendable?
When Spezzas and Keslers are being traded for the returns they got, that seems highly unreasonable even considering different positions are being compared as well as the manufactured value of a right handed d-man.
Damn you Kenny Holland...you offered better contracts but didn't do some kind of voodoo s*** to get guys to come here....seriously, WTF do you want Holland to do? He made better or equal offers and lost players to teams that are no better or worse than we are.
What exactly should he do?
.....are you serious?
He should not sign a 3rd pairing defensive defenseman to a dollar figure higher than Christian Ehrhoff....
CAPGEEK.COM ARMCHAIR GM ROSTER CapGeek Armchair GM Roster FORWARDS Jaromir Jagr ($4.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($7.500m) / Dave Bolland ($4.000m) Daniel Alfredsson ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) Riley Sheahan ($1.000m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Tomas Tatar ($1.000m) Luke Glendening ($0.628m) / Marcel Goc ($1.700m) / Ben Eager ($1.100m) Anthony Mantha ($0.894m) / DEFENSEMEN Matt Niskanen ($4.000m) / Dan Boyle ($6.667m) Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($4.250m) Brendan Smith ($1.263m) / Danny DeKeyser ($1.000m) Andrew Alberts ($1.000m) / GOALTENDERS Martin Brodeur ($6.000m) Petr Mrazek ($0.595m) BUYOUTS Johan Franzen ($0.000m) Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m) BURIED Jordin Tootoo ($0.975m) ------ CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter) (estimations for 2014-15) SALARY CAP: $71,100,000; CAP PAYROLL: $68,430,000; BONUSES: $195,000 CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $2,670,000
Aside from all of the other true head scratchers of this "roster", a soon-to-be-and-declining 42 year old Marty Brodeur (currently making $4M per) @$6M?
Somebody needs to take CapGeek away from this fella....
The problem is that Holland has neglected size in this line up. We have capable top 6 youngsters but we need a big winger or two. Losing Franzen we are shrimps up front. I don't see too many high end power forwards on the market either
I think Mantha, Sheahan, and Jurco are part of the solution there, but to fully realize that won't be for another couple years....
If a player has position on him it shouldn't be interference, and the wings have been called on a lot of those this year, even when we had the position on the guy trying to get by.
I can agree with that, but what I saw being called were penalties like Scuderi's where the puck was chipped past him and then he proceeded to skate in front of the guy's skating space to slow him down. That should be a penalty every time.