we are getting a very reliable center for nothing+Jarnkrock+nothing. Would you like to trade Shaehan instead? Jurco? Tatar? Nyquist? Sproul/Oulette? Pulkkinen is the only only only option and we retained the best player out of Pulkkinen/Jarnkrock.
While we have some great playmakers, it's been a while since we've had a pure goal scorer/sniper on this team who can put up 35+ (ie, a Stamkos, Malkin, Ovi, Gaborik type of player). The last one we had was Hossa I'd say.
We add a whole new level of excitement to the game when having one of these. No touchie me Mantha!
Captaining his home country (possibly his only chance) was a big deal for him. He's given so much to us, IMO it's only fair he get that special opportunity. Now that he's back I don't want him playing till he's 100% though
I'm sorry but no comprende.
It's one thing if you're in tip top shape, but to be injured and on top of that still on the honeymoon of his massive contract extension to go play in the olympics just to come back and say "Yeah, I can't play" should not be kosher in anybody's books. At some point you gotta draw the line.
If you're too sick to play for your NHL team, you're too sick to play for any team. Should be simple as that.