Not to mention Rafalski trade proposals in general. The guy's got a NTC so it's almost certain he'll never be traded.
Contracts and clauses aside, Halak for Rafalski is a case of both teams trading from a position of strength for a position of weakness, so it has some merit as far as logic goes. Too bad it all falls apart when you take contracts into consideration.
I believe the problem to be that the Wings' fanbase, for the most part, yearns for their offense to put up the goals and for their defense to keep the puck away from the inside of our net. Rafalski is not enough of a defensive defenseman, he's more like a forward that is told to play defense.
Lidstrom is a defensive player, Ericsson will be a defensive star when he learns to unleash his pent up rage and destroy opposing players for the fun of it. Rafalski is not the type of defenseman that our team needs at the moment. Given his cap hit, it is fairly easy to label him as a liability to the structure and effectiveness of this team.
Given what the Wings are paying a few of their skilled forwards, we should be getting more offensive production. I remember a time when Ozzy hardly had to work to get a win because of the team in front of him.
Last edited by TheFirebird: 11-06-2009 at 10:24 PM.