Winger Acquisition Thread | Part V: Wingers in the Hands of an Angry (Hockey) God
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02-27-2013, 12:48 PM
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I don't know about that. We had guys like Petr Sykora and Miroslav Satan not even playing. Both skilled veterans who had their ups and downs with us, mostly downs under Bylsma, but still. And I believe Pascal Dupuis was on our fourth line when we won the Cup. And of course, we had the absolute no-questions asked best third line in hockey back then. So no, I believe we had more offensive depth in '09.
I don't know if there are too many people who don't agree. But Calgary wants to keep their captain for life, or else they would have to ask for a king's ransom in return. What do you think the Pens would have wanted if they had to trade Mario Lemieux? Am I exaggerating? No, I'm not. Jarome Iginla is no Mario Lemieux, but Canada is not Pittsburgh. The trading of Jarome Iginla would send shockwaves throughout the country. This is a BIG DEAL. It's bigger than the whole Mats Sundin situation with Toronto a few years ago, because while Mats was in the 'Center of the Universe', he is Swedish. Iggy is the greatest Canadian to play for a Canadian NHL team in a long, long time.
Did you have a straight face when you said that? The ONLY thing Glass does better than Asham is staying healthy, but how is that a good thing for the team? Glass is bloody awful in all areas. At least Asham had a nice little shot that he could use now and then and score some goals. He also could win fights regularly and act as a quasi-enforcer. There were moments when he played so well, he was a borderline third liner for us. Then he'd regress. So I guess Glass has another thing on Asham: he's more consistent...consistently bad...than Asham.
This year, Asham has been hurt a lot and he is way past his prime, so it's not like I wanted him back. But we got a LOT more out of Asham than we're getting from Glass.
Why would the Blues do this now? This summer, MAYBE. But why would they make their team worse now? Stewart's an RFA this summer, so this deal will be available in the off-season. They have no reason to do this now.
I'm not saying Glass is a great player by any means. I said I think he is an upgrade on Asham. Glass is faster, better on the forecheck, much better defensively. Neither guy is a make it break player but as far as fourth liners go, Glass is far better. I think he was a decent fourth line signing
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