I love when he was slumping it was because injuries were catching up to him yet since the all star break he's been tearing it up. The excerpt above says he was probably nursing an ankle injury so there's No doubt the injury is improving but what people were talking about here was about all his back injuries from the past. A bum ankle makes perfect sense to why he was skating sluggish. Z is an absolute beast and I'm so thrilled to see him playing so great. Here's to him playing even better in the playoffs.
Don't worry about St Louis as we most likely won't be catching them, don't worry about Nashville either. Just focus on this one single game Wings, and bring home a win and stop this bizarro world we have all been living in lately.
Franzen and a 1st for Nash isn't too much.....it's not enough. But either way he's not coming here and may be staying in Columbus til the offseason. As for a realistic trade getting Pominville would be insane but not likely Roy or Gaustad wouldn't be the sexiest trade but would help us with a subtle need: another center who can win the important faceoffs. Say what you will bit Draper was always an extremely talented center taking faceoffs and has been a void since he retired.