Not going to revisit my view of "The Choice" and how much I hated it once Hossa left for Chicago.
I was most certainly in the vast minority when it came to Hudler hate, so I may not have been the only one persay, but I never liked him, and them when he came back from KHL, and he proved how bad he was, 99% of the people here started jumping all over him.
It's whatever, I've always felt Helm was a 4th liner, and as long as he was getting paid like one, and not being put in the top 6 like last year, I really had no huge issue with him, but now? 5 years, $3.8M, the fact that he is directly responsible for mantha and AA having to start in GR, its a waste of a roster spot, and a waste of valuable cap space. Now if Miller and Ott weren't signed and Helm was given $2M to be 4th line, that would be fine. But its not the case, so now when he is making so much money and missing the net 99 out of a 100 times and only scoring 10 goals, thats a problem.
I have said, I would rather none of the 3 be signed, but at least the other two will be playing where they belong, not demanding to be top 9 and getting paid like it, but only performing like a bottom 3 guy...its simple. But that is fine, we'll see how he's used and how he plays. He could break out and become a 20-25 goal scorer, but I'm almost 100% positive he won't....just like (before the head problems) 2008 Franzen never "showed back up" after his "major contract." Never...
if I had a dollar for everyone who said "when 2008 Franzen shows up" or "playoff Franzen" since 2010, I'd have as much money as he does!