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e_prime

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In Topic: Lines Thread

Today, 09:05 AM

I don't understand why a 24 year old wouldn't be able to adapt to a new system on a much better team. I believe we can swing this deal w/o Larkin btw but some people act like they wouldn't take this guy for free. We've seen Babcock before our very own eyes, change several players careers/styles around why couldn't he with a young guy who has been blessed with all these great gifts from god.  The guy of course has some risk but that's why he would be cheaper. You just know if he goes to Anaheim he's going to be great a la Bouwmeester 

I'm not high on Myers.  If he could be had for the right players, sure... I'd take him off of Buffalo's hands. He has just as much upside as he has risk. 

I'm leery of trading any of our forward prospects that haven't been given a chance to mesh with the team just yet, but if you're going to get him someone like Juro, Pulks, and/or Nesty are going to be part of the package along with Kindl and a either a defensive prospect or lower line forward.

 

Larkin and Mantha should be untouchables at this point. We just don't have enough of a sample size of their work to know if they're gonna make it. ...and if you are going to trade them, it's gotta be for a legit scorer or defenseman, not a reclamation project.

 

Finally... yes, if Myers goes to somewhere like Anaheim, it's destined to work. Seriously. He will flourish on a true contender. He might struggle here for a bit, but certainly not as bad as he is doing in Buffalo where ALL THE PRESSURE is on him to perform as a #1 Defenseman.


In Topic: Franzen to 7-day IR

21 October 2014 - 07:38 AM

We have bodies yes but not good depth. Very few goal scorers in our "depth". Which will continue to be our problem.

 

Well, if you don't get them in the lineup and you don't let them get ice time to actually score and figure out their game and/or see if they can stick in the NHL...

How will you know if it's truly a problem?  Do we just have bodies or do we truly have depth?

 

I don't like that Franzen is out. I really don't. I'm not one to harp on his softness, streakiness, or how he's prone to injury. With his start, it's a shame he's not able to be in. That being said, we've got Jurco, Nesty, and Weiss all who need to figure out their NHL game and their roles on this team.

This is their opportunity. Let them have it.


In Topic: Franzen to 7-day IR

20 October 2014 - 06:11 PM

Weiss isn't even in.

Maybe not against MTL, probably not even against PIT.  ...maybe for the Philly game?

 

We know he's not in, but why not rotate him in?  He's had a very small sample size this season to see where he's at, and if it's a sink or swim kind of situation (which I think we all think it is for Weiss) Then you've at least gotta get him out of the kiddie pool and throw him in the deep end.


In Topic: Myers close to become a wing?

20 October 2014 - 05:19 PM

To Wisniewski's defense, I believe he's living up to that contract. He's among the best playing at the point.

 

Very true. Belive that Holland was very much still of the "we don't need to pay people to come here, we're a destination team" mindset.


In Topic: Myers close to become a wing?

20 October 2014 - 04:55 PM

It was James "fair value" Wisniewski.