Let's be clear, I'm not saying that dats will be skating circles around everyone the moment his cast is off (although it wouldn't surprise me) but I highly doubt it will take 6 months for him to get his form back, I say by November/december he is back around %100
It was a little ray of sunshine on a long rainy day.
So what do you think of our new Russian?
I love the thick accent and the fact that his English is as good as datsyuks English is. I'm very excited for him after watching some of his highlights. He could be a force in the nhl in a few years, young big power forward
Not sure why you think Franson isn't going to make around $6,000,000... He's 27, Right Handed, and has great size - even though he isn't worth it to me, unfortunately the market favours those characteristics.
This is also only the 2nd summer that limits contract length - meaning the cap hits are going to be higher because you cant circumvent salary anymore...
Already this year:
PETRY - 6 YEARS/$33 MILLION
BOYCHUK - 7 YEARS/$42 MILLION
LEDDY - 7 YEARS/$38.5 MILLION
If Kronwall is making $4,750,000 - Do you think Holland can or will even attempt to justify signing Franson for $6,000,000? He already gave Ericsson the bad long term D-Man contract...
That's kronwalls cap hit cause he got a front loaded contract. He's still making $6million a year