My worry with Weiss is that he's not going to pan out. Then we'd have to find ourselves a 2C, who, given our annual injury woes, would probably have to be capable of holding down the 1C spot for around 20 games, maybe even in the playoffs. Plus, we do need to get bigger, especially down the middle. Weiss is tiny, Legwand is fairly big.
But, yes - the blue line is the big thing. God Almighty, the defense.
If legwand wants to stay after being made a 4th liner by babs, and for a reasonable price, i'd definitely keep him. Cant assume Weiss is suddenly going to play at his peak. The guy is still injured and virtually hasn't played in 2 years
I have no problem with Alfie back at a reasonable price. He's taking way too muck flack for what has been a pretty solid year. I don't think we would've made the playoffs without him because he was one of our main leaders down the stretch who wasn't injured. The Cap is going up and I think it's highly likely that we're not going to use all the space up, so if Alfie is willing to stay for a reasonable amount, again, I have no problem with it. We have way, way, way bigger problems than Alfie.
It really does suck when you look back on Alfie's career and think that this is how it is going to end. Especially since there was some hope at the beginning of the season of getting it done and winning a cup finally. He definitely looks like a player who should retire though.
This is how he should feel about signing with the Wings to get his Cup.
The wings are just happy to be here. Winning doesn't seem to be a priority.
I would take down the Hockeytown logo from center ice until the team becomes a contender again.
Right now, their goal seems to be just continuing the playoff streak. The streak wasn't just about making the playoffs, it was about being a contender every year. Mediocrity and Hockeytown shouldn't go together.