Btw nyquist was regarded as top prospect not jarnkrok I thought? And for me little tuzzi isn't an nhler because of the fact he was projected as the like 200th prospect it'll take a lot for me to consider him a prospect. People don't really consider almquist a big name prospect he will be a third pairing nhler if lucky. Same with tuzzi 4th line nhler at best. That's not a prospect I'll ever look forward to seeing.
Now guys like jarnkrok oullete sproul mraz Paterson mantha Sheahan etc etc I'm excited about. Not all will be stars but some will be I'm sure.
I'm also looking forward to going to jarnkrok play. I saw him last year and yes was unimpressive. But it does take time to adjust. The part is if I remember right jarnkrok is a righty something we need. I also would down the road if they all pan out love a line of mantha jarnkrok nyquist. And before mantha is up maybe Tatar.
It's not like the Wings drafted Bertuzzi thinking he was gonna be a top liner one day. They expect him to play third/fourth line. I don't really care what he was ranked by CSS either. The Wings have their own ranking based on a better scouting staff. You look at guys like Tuzzi, Mantha, Athanasiou, Nastasiuk, and they aren't ranked that high in their respective rounds, then they get drafted by the wings and they explode. They see things in certain players that other teams don't. I'm guessing they projected Bertuzzi to be an exceptional gritty bottom 6 player.
It's one thing if you're in tip top shape, but to be injured and on top of that still on the honeymoon of his massive contract extension to go play in the olympics just to come back and say "Yeah, I can't play" should not be kosher in anybody's books. At some point you gotta draw the line.
If you're too sick to play for your NHL team, you're too sick to play for any team. Should be simple as that.
Again, he was the C for his team in his home country. I think that's a pleasantry we can afford him. If it was in Korea and/or Ovi was wearing the C I'd feel a little differently. We have a good rep with players bc of actions like this.
datsyuk stuff is getting annoying. was willing to to play in the olympics but he's not willing to play for the wings through injury?
Captaining his home country (possibly his only chance) was a big deal for him. He's given so much to us, IMO it's only fair he get that special opportunity. Now that he's back I don't want him playing till he's 100% though
I'm very much inclined to believe that rumor. He was brutal for GR, suffered a legit injury (again) and if he goes on LTIR he still gets paid but we gain his cap space and roster spot. He's been done since last year, now maybe for good. Adding to Hank being on LTIR for the home stretch, I'd be surprised if Holland sits on his hands when he all of a sudden has so much room.
Just having a quick look on CapGeek, with Z and Sammy on LTIR and having a 23 man roster (sans Jurco, with Sheahan) we'd have just over 7 mil to make a move.
7 mil??? Oh good god. I don't like trading, but holland better make a move with that amount of room.
Of course Hockeymom likes this! the post about Callahan reminds her of her long lost Holmstrom, whom since retired loses us our usual garbage goal bangin' in guy. I don't miss Homer's one-dimensional game, but his PP presence and in general net front business is much needed.
If Callahan wants to play in front of the net and fight... that'd be cool with me. Lord knows Abdelkader, Bertuzzi, and Cleary don't do that very well.
1. Little Tuzzi just cleared out his locker in Juniors. he is hurt-again and will not play anymore this year. hard to call a guy that can't play more than 30 games a prospect.
2. Ferraro will walk this off season.
3. Pulk was included in my 4 left in the minors.
4. Jarmark (spelling) isn't here yet and not sure when he will be.
5. Tvardon (spelling) is playing his way out of the system fast.
So once again, after this season we have 4 legit F prospects in the minors: mantha, AA, Pulk, and nastisauk. That is it. Teams typically carry 14 forwards and 7 Dman. We need twice as many F prospects as D prospects. We have 4. We all know without any doubt that every prospect doesn't make it. If half of our prospects make it we are doing GREAT! The hard part is of course figuring out which ones are which....