Posted by joesuffP
on 04 September 2012 - 01:34 PM
I'm on the fence when in comes to Franzen. He has talent and ability, no doubt about it. He's also very reasonably priced when it comes to his cap hit and production. Then again, it seems like a lot of his points are meaningless and/or come in spurts. If we keep him, I think it would be ideal to keep him on the third line. He will match up far better against other teams' third liners and be less of a liability in the d-end.
Lol... Meaningless points. Didn't he break Fedorov's record for most GWG's in a season
I want Brunner and Nyquist to have top six roles... Sticking them in the bottom six doesn't make sense. Take advantage of our situation and let them learn how to score with the best players the world and the bottom six can save our asses here and there
If Nyquist and Brunner keep their top 6 positions than our bottom 6 looks amazing... Lots of scoring, speed and hitting. That 3rd line could be a game changer every night. That Nashville series was lost in the bottom 6 matchup. Having Helm playing with some offensive guys would give him his real shot at being a scoring threat every game. Than our 4th line has more scoring than most plus very fast and strong. Having this bottom 6 in place is a Stanley cup winning bottom 6. Beef up the top 6 and D and our team will be solid in all aspects
Our bottom 6 is a huge improvement and our top 6 is upper end in the NHL with two rookies playing in the top 6 anything can happen... If they perform well we could have a deadly top 6 with tons of depth on every line... Our forwards are fine. Everyone is basing our offensive ability based on the worst streak heading into the playoffs of memory. The wings have had one of the better offenses in the leaugue for a long time and we have only gotten better. That streak and the first round of the playoffs have made you forget about the other 60 games.
Man Stuart was soo bad for 2 years why do people have such a boner for him... Quincey will be a better defenseman this year and people will still think about Stuart as the better option.. Quincey is gonna get hated on here no matter how he plays it seems
There will be no trades for a forward this offseason, Holland isn't that stupid. Especially these high profile players where you're pretty much guaranteed to get screwed over. With the FA pool being so bad this year we acquired enough forwards that we can use them to trade for something we don't have enough of, defensemen. Are you people really that short sighted that when you hear a high profile player is on the trading block you don't even take into consideration the shape our team is in right now. We've upgraded our forwards already, now we have to trade for defence. Signing Doan or Semin is all you can ask for in forward department.
I would be okay with this. Sucks to lose Flippula but acquiring D is a lot harder than replacing forwards and our offence is already one of the better offences in the league. I'd rather trade Mursak than Tatar though. Subban would fit in nicely about as good of a Rafalski replacement as we could find. Hits, great skater, great shooter, offensively minded.....bad defensively, but brought in this system he would improve as a player. We need people that get under the opposing players skin. Just don't let him do interviews. I could also see a rift between him and babcock. He is the kind of guy who would take it personally to see our stars like Datsyuk and Zetterberg getting cheap shotted though. I would like this trade to happen the more I think of it
The more I think about it, the more I think holland will pick up a complimentary Dman, not a true #1. Which is alright, our team has potential. This is probably gonna piss a lot of people but I see why Holland would do this. Don't build a half ass contender just because you have money.