Nielson: 32 younger than Datsyuk: 37
Vanek: 32 younger than Richards: 36
How did we get older? Ott is 33 which isn't even that old and he won't play much. He only played 21 games last year.
I don't think anyone realistically thinks AA won't be on the team. I think Ott will be a GR call up.
If plan is to play AA on the 4th line then for him is better to play for Grand Rapids.
I can't see Helm (almost $4M) playing on the 4th line... and people joked about paying Martin $2.5M for playing on the 4th line...
Honestly I'd rather have Helm back than the majority of the junk that's out there right now about to get bloated contracts. So if this keeps him from signing Backes or Lucic or someone like that to a 5-7 year deal this is ok with me.
Backes and Lucic brings something that we don't have and Helm doesn't bring a s***.
I don't get KH obsession with our own avereged FA. Let theme go, Helm is not needed we should play AA on 3rd line (at least). KH said that he's looking for scoring, grit and size... Helm used to hit people 5 years ago. He doesn't bring anything what we are missing.