as long as we throw an $8m offer sheet at Karlsson and see what the Sens do, I think we are ok with what we have. Smith is going to be on the team next year, Stuy is gone, maybe Kindl will be used in a deal think Lids will stay one more year. Then maybe we go after Weber next off season. Not sure about the Quincey situ thou, he's still only 26 but is on $3.125m so its a tricky one.
i dont know, the guys played well but got mugged in the 1st really. out shooting a team in their barn
40-18 and not getting anything from it is tuff on them. i think that they will win in chi town, but im
not sure about using a guy like nyquist only 6+ mins in what is a checking role, his got alot more to
his game than that. helm conner and mursak could be a very handy 4th line for us, speed aplenty.
comparing the contracts sft, not what youve added to it.
Ericsson seems to be the goat/whipping boy on these boards, he isnt as bad as fans make him out to be. When he makes
a mistake everyone is on him like a rash, to try prove the point. Other more senior D men have made some howlers this
year and it tends to be overlooked.
Yes he is overpaid but whos the guy who offered him the contract? We have 3 of our D in the top 8 in the league in the
+- and Ericsson is one of them so he cant be doing that of an awful job.
i think a special mention should go to Drew Miller, he is having a great year and babs is rewarding him too with his mins going up.
in fact i believe he is well on course for a career year, one of the unsung guys on the team that most average fans tend to miss the
work he does.
The young Swiss lad was making his NHL debut and must be feeling awful right now. But in his defence the puck actually flipped up as he was shooting, so it turned into a knuckle ball shot that can wind up anywhere and for
poor Patty he was first in line. Speedy recovery Pat, and spare a thought for Josi to.
On another note that has been raised in this thread, Emmerton may not be the flashiest and most productive
player we have but he has been steady and i would say is doing what he has been told to do by Babs. Its not as
if he is a -10, so im not sure what some fans expect out of a rookie 4th line centre. (anyway i gotta root for him as he wears my # )