When Joe Niewendyk said he was going all out on free agents he wasn't joking. Niewendyk signed veteran offensive forwards Ray Whitney and Jaromir Jagr. He also traded pest Steve Ott and depth d-man for offensive center Derek Roy. The one move that I thought was risky at the time was trading Mike Ribeiro for Cody Eakin but it was probally to clear some capspace.
This is obvious. They signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. No more explanation needed.
Anders Lindback- Tampa Bay Lightning
Lindback was traded to Tampa where he will become their starter. I'm expecting a huge year from Lindback, and Tampa will he will have one or they can say goodbye to the playoffs.
Oliver Ekman Larson- Phoenix Coyotes
Ekman Larson is already a stud at the age of 21. Playing with Keith Yandle will help his production and on a weak offensive team like Phoenix he is bound to get lots of ice time and PP time.
Jamie Benn- Dallas Stars
Benn was a
Matthias would give the Canucks a more offensive minded 3rd line center (like Hodgson was). He could also fill in on the 2nd while Kesler is out and play as the 2nd PP center.
MacArthur would give the Canucks a solid 3rd line offensive winger who could play on the PP. MacArthur would not be the solution to the offence but if they sign Doan:
Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alexandre Burrows
David Booth-Ryan Kesler-Kris Versteeg (obtain his rights in Luongo trade)
Chris Higgins-Manny Malhotra-Jannik Hansen
Zack Kassian-Maxim Lapierre-Aaron Volpatti
Mason Raymond-Dale Weise
Kevin Bieksa-Dan Hamhuis
Alex Edler-Jason Garrison
Keith Ballard-Chris Tanev
Yann Sauve-Derek Joslin
Trade Alberts for a pick
Trade Luongo for Versteeg's rights and Howden
Everyone is complaining that Manny was terrible and useless and someone even said to shoot him in the head and throw him in a random junk yard. Though Malhotra wasn't great he wasn't terrible either. He was tops on the team in FO percentage and only had 2 less goals than Maxim Lapierre. Not only that but in 2011-12 he was playing 3rd line and 2nd PP and 11-12 just 4th line. Throw in the fact that he was coming off a career threatening eye injury and he wasn't that bad. He took more defensive zon