Right you are. 16 points in 52 games this year with a -15. Ouch, he's better than that.
Actually, in all honesty, he kinda sucks now. But I like that he plays with an edge, sticks his nose in the dirty areas, can be a good net-front guy (see: his goal just now). I think he could sort of be what we wanted Cleary/Samuelsson/Bertuzzi/Tootoo to be: a gritty bottom-sixer with some scoring upside. And he's rumored to be on the trade block. Only issue: cap hit. (Something like 4.5.) Hurricanes would have to eat some salary, maybe take on Quincey.
Failing that, we could trade for Crosby. He's also pretty good.
Talking about how Crosby has no room and it's really tough for him to do anything. I feel like that's kinda weak, because as soon as he scores, it'll be a never-ending chorus of "How do you stop Crosby? You pray. Really, that's all you can do. He's so skilled, so talented, he sees the ice so well..."
I would love to get him, but Boston has him thriving there and there's no way in hell they let him go. Though if they actually wanted Q, then add in a good prospect in the Pulkkinen variety maybe and then our 1st or 2nd rounder, maybe Boston would bite on that. And then our 3rd line is Abs-Helm-Smith and my heart explodes from excitement.
Or we could just play Brendan on the wing and refer to him as "Reilly."
They were my prediction to win the west this year. Their team is so strong top to bottom. Them and Boston is the finals I predict and would actually love to see. Shattenkirk is a very good player as well. Didn't look to get too much ice time today (I could be wrong though), but he's a good guy to fall back on if needed to step up.