Ya I don't get why helm's name is being thrown around all of a sudden ... He's going nowhere at his best when he's healthy I'd say he's one of best 3rd line centers .... Tremendous speed great defensively can kill penalties , I'd say he's a type of player you need in the playoffs to win the cup
I don't see Holland including Helm in any kind of trade. This team doesn't really have anyone to replace his role and even if they got something similar back as part of a trade it's still hard to replace his speed. He has been plagued with injury problems but so was Kronwall for a good portion of the beginning of his NHL career and now he's been healthy for the most part. Personally, I would just stick with the forward group they have out there and hope that Zetterberg can make it back in time for the playoffs (assuming they make it in). A 3/4 defenseman is the most pressing need and I agree with everyone saying to pursue MacDonald from the Isles, if the price isn't too steep.
I'd say it's a safe bet holland and Babcock love him and unless he's demanding a 8 yr deal for 5 per type deal next contract I can see him here for many years to come
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