Why buying out Samuelsson really makes sense
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06-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Gustav Nyquist ($1.250m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Damien Brunner ($3.000m)
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m)
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.000m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Drew Miller ($0.900m) / Cory Emmerton ($0.533m)
Awful. Why is Tootoo on the 3rd line? If Wings make the playoffs, he gets benched.
So our bottom 6 scoring depth is Patrick Eaves and *maybe* Tatar? That's scary!
Not sure Helm will be back to start the season, but if he is, maybe Holland can trade Emmerton to Dallas for a 7th or something. Seems Nill is already off to making some questionable moves with the recent signing of 40yr old Gonchar for $10 million for the next 2 years.
Buying out Samuelsson makes absolutely no sense. He was brought in as a depth goal scorer. If he's injured, Holland can call up the young studs.
People simply don't understand the value of not only depth, but veteran leadership depth.
Whatever Holland is doing is working, Wings were one bounce away from going to the WCFs, and they would have certainly would have dismantled the Kings.
Arm chair GMing is fun. But I do question some decisions people try to propose then are disappointed when they ridiculous "envision" isn't acted out because they think they know how to make an NHL hockey club better.
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