If gainey absolutelly wants a center, what are options B through E on UFA list?
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06-27-2008, 01:45 PM
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I was never comfortable with our lack of a shutdown line - so a line of Holik, TKO, and Begin would be fine with me. More or less replace Smoke with Holik.
As for salary - that's a good question. Not sure what he is worth - but I wasn't even thinking salary at this point in time. If he would want more than 3 million I would probably look elsewhere.
I have always liked his mean-ness though.
Yeah, he's a mixture of mean and dirty. Developed a good bit while playing with Claude, perhaps.
I think that price is a little too steep for me for anyone in a fourth-line role. But that's me. I also don't believe in Holik as a shut-down center anymore. Shut-down centers need a little more speed these days to deal with the likes of Briere, Crosby, et al. Plus, I'm not sold on Holik's fundamentals being where they were with NJ.
Anyhow, I probably wouldn't mind a Holik signing purely for the fact that I like him, but I don't think he'd be good for this team right now.
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