some of these guys must be smoking meth to be thinking these deals would go down
go back to nhl12
far as im concerned all we really need is a 2nd line /3rd line center that can hold it down till kesler gets back ,
oh and doan would be nice
these fans with high free agent expectations and never realizing we have prospects willing to step up really irritate me , you get all caught up thinking vans going to get some big UFA 30 teams are going after when theres no chance and get all angry when the obvious nothing happens and act like gillis is an idiot for not making some move that could easily frack your team over for years to come
Firstly the fans you talk about are probably like me, who see what in their opinion are holes which require filling. Not only require filling but require to be filled with players with a certain abrasive, attritional playoff quality.
I don't mind repeating myself. I see the first, as a big abrasive, sniping winger to help take the strain off the Sedins (who get corralled and pounded every playoff series)
Burrows in my scenario would move to the 2nd line with a big play making centre and Kes............... Booth would be traded.
There is then a need for one of the top 4 slots in the D to be filled by a big commanding D who would protect the goalie and clear out the bodies. That would in my mind have been Salo's replacement but instead we have replaced him with someone with more Ehrhoff qualities.
Now I would love these players to come from the prospects but I don't think they are there or if they are there, I doubt they are NHL ready. I am here to be convinced though.
Perhaps you could tell me why you think we are
a) Not in need of this strengthening.
Or if you agree, the players who could step up and fill these rolls from the prospects pool. I am interested in your thoughts.