why doesn't Babs put tats helmer and Gus together as the 2nd line, I mean their speed would at least give the hawks something to think about and they could at least compete in that aspect as well as having a scoring threat.
I believe he has Gus Z Abby Jurco Riley Bert as the projected 1 & 2 combos.
i dont think we'll see any deals before this deadline. front office will just let the ufa's on our roster run out and let them all hit free agency. maybe they ask Alfie back and an outside possability they give monster another year but the rest will be let go.This would free up $12m. I think they will go after 2 Ufa's or trades to fill
Quincey and Bertuzzi spots. The other 3 spots will be filled from within.
Gustavsson resign or give Mrazek the back up job.
Quincey let go sign free agent or trade to upgrade.
Alfredsson resign if he wants to stay or sign replacement from fa or trade.
Bertuzzi let go sign free agent to replace.
Samuelsson let go Jurco to take spot.
Cleary let go Sheahan to take spot.
Eaves let go Glendening to take spot.
This scenario isnt my choice but its what i believe the front office will do.
This leaves Tootoo in limbo, they will try and trade him or use him in a package
but we have a few young players who are out of option's as well. Almqvist and
Ferraro the most notable. So we are going to see some movement one way or
just one question for all the pessimist's out there, just who was the last sure thing or real deal we did actually draft? I would dare to say we could say Martin Lapointe back in '91so id argue that we have got a potential replacement for both Z and Pav, they just havent arrived at the big club yet. Its a wait a see exercise.
how about just Miller for Howard? This would give both players the chance to play for their home state team. We should sound Miller out about a 2 year deal at the end of his current contract thus giving Mrazek 2 years as back up before taking over the starters role, i just think Kenny overpaid Howard and the deal was to long.
Dirty Harry scored his team leading 14th goal for the Griffins last night and seems to be making a strong case for a job on the Wings next season. He has cut down on his pims considerably and has actually shown the coaches he can play as well as agitate.
A fourth line of Sheahan Tootoo and Callahan looks an intriguing one which may just happen.
do any of us feel we need a deal to put us back amongst the elite sides in the show? i kinda feel we have drifted out of the top 6 teams in the last 3 years and dont see us getting back into the elite with what we have and what we have got in the minors in the near future.
i have said in another thread that i would put Howard out there and package him with a top prospect and draft pick to see what we could get.
any thoughts or suggestions ? or do you feel we are still a elite side.