Honestly, all this hand-wringing. If you have a shot at an elite, game-breaking talent, and he wants maybe one more year than you'd really like to give him, and your team is a bubble team without any major upgrades...
And f*** the Rangers. Why would Boyle want to go there? What’s so special about them? They were over-rated last year, benefiting from an inspired Habs victory over Boston. They are going to be worse this year without Poulliot, Brian Boyle, Stralman, Brassard, etc.
And 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million couldn't have convinced him otherwise?
Don't start making excuses yet. My least favorite part about FA day is that in the end, when we're left holding a bag of s***, everyone tries to explain why it wouldn't have happened any other way.
That team has had no more success the last five years than our team has had. I'm not sure why you think so.
Obviously, it couldn't. Also, I think Holland really is focusing on a righty.
My least favorite part is that when we're left holding this supposed bag of s***, some people continue to complain that it should have happened any other way. And it maybe could have, but it didn't... and we harp on and on and on and on about what should have been.
The Pens have been killer in the regular season for the last five seasons, cruising to the top of their division. Detroit while continuing to make the playoffs, in the the last five seasons has found themselves just sliding in.