I don't even know what to think. We've got all the money in the world. We've got so many young assets that we don't have spots for them all. We've got a trade market flush with high end players because ten other teams are looking to shake up their rosters too.
If this isn't the perfect time to make substantial moves then I don't know when is. I'm all for the idea of drafting and developing as a means to success, but surely Holland doesn't believe that you should exclusively do that and only augment your team with role players. But it's starting to look that way.
I'm just confused. I have no idea where his head's at or what he's thinking.
...but in the same breath he mentions Moulson and Stastny. Those are names I could live with.
As far as defense goes... Those are fine. Not what I really want, but Stralman has simplified his game and would be a solid piece. Morris and Gilbert are decent puck-movers. Can't complain too much. If we're not going for broke I don't see why we'd want to take on Boyle (he wants cash and term) and Robidas is just aged and broken down. (38 and 48 games played in the last two years)
I'm not sure how adding mediocre pieces to a mediocre team makes us better. I think he's hedging his bets that we'll be better with the growth of the young guys. But their growth is entirely offset by the decline in our vets. Does anybody really think that Dats, Z, Franzen will be healthy this year? And if they aren't, does anybody really believe that the kids will offset that? Even with the additions of Stralman or Boyle or Jokinen?
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