Bertuzzi with 3 goals, Athanasiou with a goal and 2 assists, Mantha with 2 assists, Svechnikov with an assist, Sproul with 3 assists and Russo with an assist and a fight. Future Red Wings. Gotta love it!
I f***en hate when people always say ohhh we could of had that guy with the 48th pick instead of this bust we got! Stupid gm!
It's always nice to look back and what could of been but the same goes forgot every single team , what bugs me is hearing leafs media saying they traded seguin and Hamilton for kessel .... Id say yes likely seguin would of been drafted but no one knows who they would of taken in the 2nd round
Anyways like some have mentioned we traded away a lot of our first rounders and Lost guys to ufa like filppula hudler and traded guys like janmark(were gonna regret that deal for old man cole) and jarnkrok
Anyways I know nobody is "star" yet but there's reasons to be highly optimistic with guys like Larkin athanasiou mantha and some other kids we have coming up like bertuzzi svechnikov and a star goalie in the making in mrazek
Just have to get some help at d and just limit expectations for a couple of seasons while those kids get valuable playing time
On a sidenote .... If the wings get rid of Ericsson/Howard and get significant cap space I say we trade for Bryan bickell if possible and tray and get a 3rd or both of them and send them our 4th and a bottom prospect and send bickell to Grand Rapids if need be
That being said I know bickell is over paid but does someone know if that's the main reason he's not in the nhl now? For cap relieve? Can he skate enough to play? I know he had a big post season a few hears back and he's a big body that we could use , but I'd be more than content to get him and send him to the ahl if we could land a couple of 3rd rounders
We are not going to regret any deals. Get over the fact jarnkork and Janmark are gone. They wouldn't have helped us, and they certainly haven't proven anything either.
You are right of course. And there is where we are at and what we see on the ice, doesn't take a hockey genius . I guess we have to take it for what it is. We have one hand tied behind our back due to the draft and cap salary.
Like bugs bunny having already ran over the cliff and only now is father time and gravity catching us.