Re: The Realistic Move
posted at 5/1/2012 5:04 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The Realistic Move
[QUOTE]I don't think PC is likely to sign much of anything from the free agent market and I still think that dealing Thomas is much more likely than a big free agent splash, So, sorry Oates, but I think that is the realistic move to discuss. I think Chicago is the most likely destination. I think Leddy, Stalberg, or Jimmy Hayes are possible guys to look for in return, and maybe a draft pick. As far as depth forward or depth defensmen, I think they will look within. Caron is ready to play full-time on the 3rd line and then you can take a hard look at Sauve, Camper, Spooner, etc. in camp. Same on D. I don't see much reason to try to sign depth guys until Hamilton, Krug, Miller, etc. prove that they are NOT useful depth guys. It could be a boring summer of non-moves.
I say a trade of Thomas or possibly Krejci is more likely than a big free agent signing.
Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]
Disagree, the "non-moves" might actually pretty exciting.
Corvo - gone, his replacement will be interesting at least, Krug, Hamilton or a free agent signing. It will at least be interesting.
3rd & 4th line guys, Poulliot and Paille are my least favorite to watch.
Pouliot on a typical night does nothing, every 15 games he does something spectacular.
Paille certainly has the worst hands on the team, only better than Thornton because he's twice as fast as Thornton.
Plus, for a non-dirty player, he sure has thrown a fair share of dirty (and stupid) hits for stupid penalties.
Replacing Corvo, Pouliot and Paille might be boring, but I think it will make the team significantly more exciting to watch.
I don't like to do the fantasy stuff, but I see lots of interesting names in that 1.2 mil to 2.1 mil range that I think would be real nice upgrades to those guys.
Hell, here's a "boring" move, resign Rolston for 1.25 a year. I'd like that. Sign some other FA and get some competition for those bottom 2 lines. I think that would work.
I think this team has been upgraded every year PC has been running things. I *still* think this year's team is better than last year's. I think it is likely that the team next year will be an improvement over this year.