You can't use "Franzen" and "consistent" in the same sentence without also using the word "isn't"
I can do whatever I want, just like I can say franzen is absolutely a top 6 forward who we have at a bargain price, for a longer contract then I would like (however it was signed before the stupid recapture penalty was implemented)
Anyway this thread is dumb, pointless, and irritating
Euro_twins every post I have ever read of yours is just rediculous. The amount of money they make per year means nothing, why would you even try to angle something so stupid into your post? Niskanen will get paid more than he is worth but 6 or 7 million lets get serious... He is certainly a desirable D to add to your roster but nobody is going to pay him number one money. I expect around 4.5-5 million.
Since you've been a member for less than a month, and it's the off season, and since I don't really care what you think of my opinions I'll let your snide remarks, and insults slide. I believe he will be offered a contract that is a ridiculous overpayment in the range of $6-7million. That is my opinion, and you have yours. Now I'm going back to my more important matters, thanks for your well thought out and not at all rude comments
If the Wings sign a decent forward, Jurco will most likely be in GR along with Pulkkinen. So Mantha wont even have to be "the guy" there...to bad Kenny traded our only decent playmaking center down there. Athaniasiou, i thino, is gonna surprise alot of people in GR too.
can we honestly drop the Jarnkrok stuff in every thread already? he was never going to make the team, it's that simple. As far as mantha goes, the guys he will be playing with will be far and away better then what he had
Justin Bourne wrote a piece a little while back about the importance of having a cornerstone defenseman. He listed each team's #1 defenseman and divided the teams according to how they (the teams) ultimately fared this season. The point he was making is that the remaining playoff teams generally boast better #1s than the teams that have been eliminated, and the teams that have been eliminated generally boast better #1s than the teams that didn't make the playoffs. But what really struck me is that virtually none of the league's #1s are shutdown types. These days (maybe like always), a Truly Elite Defenseman is, basically, a two-way monster. He can defend, but maybe more importantly, he moves the puck exceptionally well and puts up lots-o-points. He drives possession, offense. He runs the power play...
I'm not saying Dan Boyle is one of the true elites. But he's a lot closer than a Luke Schenn. With Kronwall being excellent (though, not elite) in his own right, we don't necessarily need a true elite. We just need a guy who has that kind of ability. A guy like...Dan Boyle. After two years of Boyle, Smith would, hopefully, be a big producer, and Sproul (who I think has the potential to be a #1 in this league) would be ready to play big minutes. And even if Boyle gets hurt or seriously falters, well, that's an opportunity for one of the kids. So, to me, it's a win-win.