i would have rather sather pikced up jussi jokinen and sent korpikoski back down and traded prucha/fritsche for a pick to anyone.....
although this team needs some size, i still think armstrong from ATL would be a good addition for the third line if they deem the callahan-dubinsky-drury line is wirth keeping together and they need a center.
He could replace B Betts as 4th line center with Sjo and voros/Orr on the wings and definitely bring up the squandering production on that unit while still bringing very nice defensive assets into the game...
Betts has produced more than Lundqvist and he's making less money. Does Betts really need replacing?
Singn' - I agree on Betts. Why is everyone looking to replace this guy? I agree that his offense isn't there. We all know that. We all know he doesn't have a creative bone in his body. But that's not what he's here for and when the team employs Gomez, Drury and Dubi as its top three centermen, we notice Betts' shortcomings a bit less. I also agree that when he plays 12+ minutes per night the expectations are raised, but honestly, I can't blame Betts if this team is short wingers so a centerman has to play wing or if this team's top three lines can't put the biscuit in the basket. Ideally, Betts plays 8-10 minutes per night and scores 5-7 goals per season. That's what a fourth liner does. If he's not playing in his role, I can't put the blame on him and call for his replacement.
I would love to get Joel Lundqvist on this team, but he far from the only thing that we need. We still need a second line winger. And we need to get rid of Kalinin!
why would we love to have Joel Lundqvist? We need SCORING...he has 6 goals in 101 NHL games. I had to post this in the Tkachuk thread too where Lundqvist was suggested. I dont understand what it is about this guy, besides having a famous brother.