For a young Chara ? Heck yes there are only two guys I wouldn't have traded Larkin and Mantha Ehrhoff wanted one more year than Kenny was willing to offer, at some point he has to understand that this team sadly isn't seen in the same light as before so to get a deal done some giving in to the demands has to happen.. Man buffalo man up and don't act like girls which didn't get their prefered shoes ..sending reporters to Toronto is just stupid.
I'd say the book hasn't quite been written on Tyler Myers to say he's a "young Chara." Except that he's big.
Also, talking about Ehrhoff... he got 10 years from Buffalo after his negotiating rights were traded from VAN to NYI to BUF, was then bought out and signed a one year contract with Pittsburgh. So I don't know when we missed out on Ehrhoff by not offering him enough years. We didn't have a chance at him in 2011 and he obviously wanted to go to Pittsburgh last year.
Erhoff was a flop this year, I'm glad he re-signed Quincey over him.
Ehrhoff was injuried quite a lot so that certainly didn't help.
What would the money matter. Babs has already said his decision comes down to winning and what his family wants.
If he goes to Buffalo, it's clearly because they've got a better chance of winning than Detroit...lol.
I don't blame him for not showing all of his cards when it comes to what he wants or is looking for...
I'm sure in talking to other teams, he's gotten a lot of different offers with a lot of different levels of opportunity.
I certainly don't blame Babcock for not saying that part of the decision is the money... he's already got people that think it's all about the money anyway.
...but as far as winning goes. Yes, Detroit has the better chance of winning a Cup sooner than Buffalo does.
HOWEVER, if we continue in the same trajectory with players, types of off-season/in-season/trade-deadline moves, coaching, etc. are we any closer to doing anything more than what we've been doing for the past few seasons.
I'm torn about whether I want him to stay or go and I really don't care how much he gets paid.
I'm just glad this should all be over by tomorrow and we can end "Babwatch"
As far as I know, we traded away our 2nd and got a 3rd back in the Cole trade. And we lost our 3rd in last years draft in the Turgeon trade... That would leave us with 1, 3 (from Dallas), 4, 5, 6, 7...