I agree with this.
Perfectly written, exactly my thoughts as well. A player coming back only makes sense if:
1. you are getting a very good one (unlikely because conterns are looking to add not substract)
2. your team IS a contender which clearly the Wings are not this season
3. indicates, he is going to re-sign with your team
So all things considered, stocking up on draftpicks this year really is a nice idea. If Holland can get a mid second for White, a first for Filps + keeping his own pick it would be a nice start for the rebuild.
I also want to expand on it. So many for some god awful reason are excited about Bert and Sammy coming back. But then in the next thread whine and cry about young guys being overripe and not given an opportunity. Makes no sense.
In order to get young guys up and playing the old guys need to go why don't people grasp this.
I'll still in the spot where guys like fil this year and dats next year. IDC if we trade or resign them. But one if those two things NEED to happen. Letting someone walk for nothing when there's nothing to replace them is horrible managing. And yes Holland did a horrible job in not replacing number 5. He shouldve of had a replacement two or three years ago. And no kronwall isn't the answer. Defensively Ericsson and Smith are both better. But overall kronwall is better cause of his offensive skills.
And yes a package of fil and Nyquist maybe even one other is not a bad deal as long as its a decent return. Since we don't have room for all three.
And if helm has any value is trade him to since back injuries can linger...
There is about 6 guys on thus team that if traded and not brought back if bought out that would make thus team better. Freeing up money and giving some other more deserving guys a shot.
You could even add a few more. But those are all very realistic and can be done.
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