I think Kenny should be shopping for that D-man HARD right now, before July 1. The more attractive Detroit looks, the more likely we can land Stamkos.
I mean, we have Larkin, AA, Dekeyser, Mrazek, Mantha, we still have (even though he's older and slowing down) one of the best two way players in the NHL in Zetterberg, who can actually be more effective as a 2nd line winger.
I know Holland is pretty loyal, but he can always dangle the "A" out there with the chance of becoming "C" when Z retires. Holland has to not only make a huge top dollar offer, but he has to make this team look much more attractive than the others.
If we could get a deal done with Stevie for a sign and trade, that would be awesome. $11M for 8 years, then come up with a nice package deal.
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