So let's be honest... Helm is not going to be ready to start the season now that he pulled his groin. So.. here's my new lines:
I really don't like emmerton, I don't think he brings any pluses to this team (no negatives also he's just kinda there) so I will create any situation where he gets bumped off this team instead of eaves or tootoo. So if I were the coach I would try this for a few games
Nyquist Z Alfie
Franzen Pav Abby
Tatar, Weiss, Bert
Miller, Andy, Tootoo
Kron, Big Rig
Kindl, Danny Deke
Put Helm on LTIR until he is absolutely game ready. Waive Emmerton. And then wait until helm's absolutely ready to solve the one to many forwards problem.
The dudes agent totally ruined Brunner's chances for a decent contract anywhere. He over played his hand and now Brunner is still sitting outside the circle with two weeks till training camp. Someone will snag him but it wont be for more than a 2 mil one year deal
Yea Capgeek has it at 250K, which is almost negligible in the long term. When he retires they won't have to pay him anything so for a team that was not financially well off, this is probably best... but holy crap they are gonna suck. If people didn't watch the devils at all they wouldn't realize how much kovalchuk actually does and how valuable he actually is. Hard to really contemplate this in its totality at the moment.
Seriously he played like 27 min a night. Double shifted all the time.
Love this signing. He still puts up about 20 goals and its a 1 yr deal. Forces the kids to earn their top six minutes, while not taking away a roster spot for them (only from sammy and bert). Good insurance if brunner walks. Low risk with a potential high reward. Hard to hate this, unless you are just looking to hate on Holland for not breaking the bank of this absurd FA class. Not saying Holland has been perfect (not even close) but he hasn't been brazen and dumb either, just consistent.