he needs to get 100% healthy, play a few games and then we can wait untill Howard is back. No need to do anything untill we face the issue of 3 healthy G's, which isn't the case right now. he has little trade value and is a UFA this summer. Just sit and wait.
Hey! haven't seen you on here in over a month. Thought you were gone for good. Been busy scouting I assume?
You stopped posting exactly after reaching 2000 posts, like you had hit your quota or something lol.
The main thing is career backups have next to nothing in trade value. There's probably more value in us keeping him for the next month and waiving him than there is trading him today.
Well I won't lie thats true for the most part and I'll admit I'm guilty of it at times. But it does seem like if you like Howard you'll do the same thing. Like if goals are scored against Mrazek that were due to defensive breakdowns and bad giveaways someone will post something like...
Really? cuz I've been getting a few "U mad bro" comments my direction lately after posting lengthy arguments. So I guess those comments just people's way of saying they don't have an argument in return.
Again let me hit a hard knee high pass by you then and we'll see if you can bat it down? or we can watch a couple games and see how often that exact play happens and how it's almost never batted down like that. Maybe then you'll understand the risk involved a bit better.
He willfully misrepresents everything I said and I'm supposed to take it seriously? come on now...
Marchenko is probably going to too out as a second pair guy, Jensen a 3rd. Sproul could be anything from a total stud to a complete bust. Ouellet projects as sy guy who doesn't have any major weaknesses but nothing that dazzles anyone. I'm not sure how much value any of them have by themselves in a trade. Probably not much in terms if Marchenko and Jensen.
None have any real great return. They aren't overly hyped by anyone but us.
I agree, but Marchenko is future for any team he goes to. He would be a nice building block for anyone. There just is not enough room here for all if them. Not without trading Smith and Ericsson. Which won't happen, so in two summers, we will be forced to trade one of them or trade them. In two summers we'll have Krinner, Ericsson, Dekeyser and Smith under contract. Then you have Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko and Jensen vying for three spots. It gets even more crowded if Holland signs someone UFA this summer.
Players will leave for nothing just like with Filppula and Hudler. Holland and Babs will squeeze every last drop out of them, and then when their contracts are up they will re-sign the ones they like and let the others walk. Trading those players for low end picks before all that could be beneficial, but when you draft like we do it isn't really necessary. Let em overripe and give them every chance to earn a spot, if they don't: Let em walk.
I think I figured out the lines, guys. Babs is ALL about overcoming adversity and earning the right to feel good about yourself and working your way back up through the lineup, so anytime someone starts playing poorly, Babs gets excited because this is an opportunity for a player to grow, so he demotes them to the third or fourth line. Except Sheahan has been on the club for over a year, now, and hasn't had a poor stretch yet. And Babs is baffled and upset because Sheahan hasn't had that opportunity to build character or whatever. So Babcocks is all "whatever, I'll give you adversity myself! Glendening! Miller! You guys are playing with Sheahan now!" And that's the story of how Mike Babcock saved Sheahan from himself.