We ARE NOT going to pay a 3/4 line center 3+ million...because that is what he will command and GET July 1st so stop.
Well, probably not if Manny is coming back? But...
If we paid Malhotra that 2 off seasons ago, and the cap is up what, up $9 mill since???
That would be pretty much EXACTLY the going rate. I'm betting Gaustad, who is younger and more physical, gets at least $3.5!
Gillis should have been aware that Kesler needed some recovery time and Hodgson could have filled his role.
Short sighted attitude. Not really as Kassian isn't a short term fit.
View is pretty good on both sides of the fence is it?
Good luck back in Sweeden Sami. Does anyone think that Malhotra will be able to get back to that 3rd line center that he was before the injury?
Lets hope? Our payroll still has $2.6 or whatever pencilled in for a 3rd line stopper!
Most deadline deals are..
Wish we could have kept our fourth round picks. Chances are one of them would have proven more useful than Sami.
I tried to buy in to Pahlsson, but never saw the value. Was he better than CoHo defensively, sure! But that line never came close to the dominating presence Manny/Torres had with Hansen. Just not enough size as a line for that role. So regardless of who was better defensively, crafting that line never really worked.
Nor was it as effective as a scoring line as when we had CoHo!
If we did not get Sammy, everybody would have known Gillis was happy to give up the season to get rid of his pet headache. Just a GM trying to sell his product for the balance of the year, Pahlsson was nothing more than a migraine pill.
Now we still have have the same headache, no 3rd line center?
Well essentially he was the replacement for Cody Hodgson...when we acquired sami, it made Coho expendable..fail
Wrong, Pahlsson was acquired to fill the role we signed Malhotra for! And we will not be paying the both of them a combined $5.? if Manny is a chance to return.
Its just coincidental that he replaced Hodgson in the line up. AV had been re-crafting a different identity for the line with an offensive slant because of his different skills. But the coach always preferred that defensive style of player for that line.