Whatever happened to the rule that no opposing player's skates could be in the crease during a goal? I remember when Hull's skate was in the crease on Dallas' cup winning goal, and people still cry about it. Nowadays, that would be nothing. lol
That rule was changed over a decade ago, where have you been!
Ya well, name just one player, Manager or GM that has ever batted 1000.
Holland doesn't regret the Legrand trade. The organization wanted to continue the streak and that wasn't happening with Andersson on the top line.
Fans may not agree with making a push for the playoffs and giving up Jarnkrok but the trade did accomplish its goal.
I would make that deal again today as it is highly probable we miss the playoffs without Legwand. The streak may mean nothing to many fans but it does mean something to the coaches, the players, the management, the Illitch's etc.
The people upset at this deal are the same people throwing Ferraro and Callahan into every trade proposal thinking they have value.
Two fringe prospects and a second round pick (with a 3rd possibly coming back our way) for a guy on pace for 25 goals who can fill in nicely for the hole left by Franzen. Strengthens the top six nicely without having to give up one of our premium prospects. Kenny can trade down in the draft and get the 2nd rounder back. Nice deal!
I've finalized my list of preferred trade deadline acquisitions, and I don't think either would be expensive or unrealistic. I want Cody Franson and Drew Stafford. With those two pieces, we win the Stanley Cup.
What does Stafford add to the lineup? Doesn't seem like a big upgrade. Also not sure if there is enough playing time to go around once Franzen is back.
When it comes to evaluating his own players I think everyone can agree he excels there. He struggled in the trade and free agency department.
He has admitted to having a conservative trading approach because you need youth to survive in the cap world. So I think his approach is proving to be quite successful in the trading department as well.