I don't know why people keep throwing these big names out there for possible trades. The chances that Holland trades picks and prospects for a big name instead of trying to sign people for free after July 1st is slim to none. The only way he would trade for a Neal, or any other comparable player would be if a deal fell in his lap he couldn't refuse and that doesn't happen in the NHL anymore. We will try to sign a few free agents and maybe make a small minor trade or two but I don't see any blockbuster trades in our future.
I would package Nyquist in a trade for a proven sniper. Nyquist's stock is as high as it's ever going to be and although I think he is a good player, I don't see him sustaining his scoring like he did on his goal streak.
I actually hope the Red Wings trade their first rounder for someone's first rounder next year and another later pick. Next years draft crop is supposed to be one of the deepest in a long time and it would be nice to have two cracks at the first round in 2015.
The Bruins have superb forwards, defense, goaltending, PP, penalty killing, hitting, and prolly have more facial hair. This was going to be a miracle to take them out in this series and everyone here knows it. We can hang with them for one game but in a best of 7 series, the better team always surfaces.
It doesnt matter who we want. It will come down to what Cindy Crosby and Bettman decide is best for the league. Bettman standing behind crosby rubbing his shoulders and whispering in his ear "who do you wanna face?"
The game Crosby sucker punched Zetterberg and then complained after the game that Howard had no business coming in and face washing him because it was a fight between him and Z was the day he lost whatever shed of dignity he had left .