Hockey Widow wrote:.
Good, sensible response/input... as per usual.
herb wrote:IMO you move Kesler and Edler and try to get the best possible young players in return. I wouldn't worry too much about what positions they play, I would worry about getting the most bang for our buck back in terms of talent. We can always plug holes in free agency as they arise.
That would leave us with a first line coming off their worse season in a decade, a mediocre bottom six and no second line, but at least it would leave positions available to give our young players legitimate shots at playing here next year.
Island Nucklehead wrote:Seriously though, with the Sedins tying up $7M per, we're going to need some youth on ELC's in our top-6 by the end of their deals if we plan on being competitive within that window. If (or when) we suck, they can be the lightening rods for criticism, while the youth get used to playing in this insane market. By the time the Sedins hoist the Cup in Vancouver (2017/2018), everyone will be talking about their veteran leadership in guiding the youthful and clutch scoring of guys like Horvat and Barzal to the promised land.
OR we can just sign some UFA's and hope for the best.
RoyalDude wrote:Heard an interesting stat on Higgins today, he has 1 point in his last 19 playoff games. The guy is not a big game player. Nice guy, but we need more players who are not fun to play against, just too soft as a forward group, this mix, he needs to go
Island Nucklehead wrote:The other option is to Tank it right to the bottom of the standings next year, pick up one of the studs (McDavid, Ecihel, Barzal) in the 2015 draft....
Strangelove wrote:Island Nucklehead wrote:The other option is to Tank it right to the bottom of the standings next year, pick up one of the studs (McDavid, Ecihel, Barzal) in the 2015 draft....
Usually you have at least one foot firmly planted on the ground IN, but now....
Ummm... say hi to Bryzgalov!
Island Nucklehead wrote:I didn't mean to scare you Doc. I only meant to say that I don't want to replace guys like Kesler and Edler with overpriced UFA's in an attempt to short-circuit TheProcess. I would rather develop our talent internally, give the kids a shot, and let the chips fall as they may. If our current crew isn't good enough, the best place to find long-term success is through the draft.
Strangelove wrote:Now I hate myself for talking about off-season moves while we are involved in an epic struggle for the Cup.
Hope you're happy.
And for all you guys talking about throwing away next season
... why aren't you screaming for some superassholes to be brought in to give us something worth watching?
nuckster wrote:Jeesus, where's the pom poms to go with the rose coloured glasses? Glory glory hallelujah, the brilliant leadership that was demonstrated this season will lead us to the promised land. Oh Doc can't ya just feel it!? GOOD GRIEF.