I thought I heard that at the mid point last year, McKenzie & friends NBC rankings or whatever had Chowlowski ranked in the 50s or so and he ended up at 25ish on the final rankings.. That progress is at least encouraging. Hopefully he continues to develop at a good rate. It'll be interesting to follow him vs Chychrun's development.
I vote good job holland because (depending on their draft board) just the 16th for the 20th and 53rd sounds like a good trade by itself. The fact that we opened up 7.5 mill in cap space along with it is excellent.
Thanks amato, I was thinking only in terms of retaining salary, didn't even think about another contract coming back the other way...
I'm wondering what team it could be referring to though?... Columbus and Hartnell?...
Dominator, is every player not on the Wings a piece of s***?...
Yeah cbus definitely comes to mind. I'm sure there are others too but i can't think of any examples off the top of my head. It would also give holland a little leverage and make trades that could happen without taking a bad contract back cheaper too. But it doesn't matter because we'd probably rather eat the cap hit for a year than do that.
Maybe I'm wrong. But I think the only way we trade the contract is if we sign stamkos or make a trade for a d man + sign a lesser forward (okposo, Eriksson, etc) and absolutely need the cap space. A contract coming back the other way would make no sense.. That's basically what I got from that tweet.
i ment coming up since nothing is coming for us there will be no moves or other deals we will sign our RFA and come bac with the same team minus Rich Dats and Q
Ah, so more of a prediction than an observation? I disagree.. I don't think any off season will ever be the best case scenario of something like get rid of bad contracts, sign big name free agents, make big trades, etc all in one off season.. But I disagree that the team will be the same minis rich dats and Q. Something has to be done; whether it's a small step forward or a leap, we won't be the same team we were this past year. Hell, we already won't with all the coaching changes. Hopefully we're in for an exciting off season.
Bishop would make the flames so much better ha.. Wonder what they'd have to give up.
Holland has probably talked to any team in need of a goalie and they all have a plan A that isn't Howard. Him making the argument for keeping Howard is probably a combination of that type of knowledge mixed with trying to get mrazek signed as low as possible.