Yzerman played the game with integrity. Thornton is a diving, embellishing scumbag.
Sather is likely to overpay for him, anyway, if the rumors are true that he is indeed interested.
So not only will they take on Thornton's cap-hit after dumping Richards' through a buy-out. They'll probably have to send Brassard (maybe not the caliber player of Big Joe, but he's, as they say, "on the right side of thirty.") plus other pieces...because you know it's not going to be Brassard for Thornton straight up.
...and ultimately they'll be right back in the position they are right now... almost $54 up against the cap with 7 forwards, 4 d-men, and 2 d-men signed. If they keep themselves in that position they will not be able to re-sign Stralman, Boyle, or Pouliot. Certainly not all three.
Sather is an idiot. I swear to gawd! He needs to realize that they New Yawk Rangers made it to the Finals on the good fortunes of seeding, a Montreal team determined to beat Boston, just enough talent to beat a couple of dysfunctional teams from Pennsylvania team, and a player's personal loss turned into team motivation.
Thornton passing to Nash sounds great. Doesn't it. Until you realize there's no more depth after that.
Sather needs to maybe take a breath and realize that he needs talent around Henrik if he's going to get the Rags back to the Cup Final. Not just a star center in Joe Thornton.
I would be very surprised to see the New York Ranger back in the Cup Final next year.
On topic: Marleau would look pretty good in a Wings jersey. Would take him over Thornton.
A big bodied winger that's still pretty fast, a two-way player, and that can score... bringing him East might give him a boost.
Well my position isn't to win a cup every year, had you read my position you would have seen it was to either be a contender or be making tangible steps towards becoming a contender again,
I'm pretty sure I pointed that out. Hence points my points A) and B) to mirror yours.
...but you read it the way you want to, bro.
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