That number for Morrisson is 3rd worst in the league for D-man who played more than 50 games and he had a -.001 QUALCOMP and a .22 QUALTEAM.
That is an absolutely freaking BRUTAL season by any measure.
I care less about his plus minus. Caps are my 2nd favorite team and I watch them a lot and I think Morrisonn would bring a lot to our team. He is solid all around defender from what I saw and he bring would physical play, PK and speed to our line up and often lines up against top lines.
I'm not the biggest Nabakov fan, but with the deluded market and possible problems with Hamhuis, I wonder if we would be better off just going for him. When you start talking ~4.5m that sounds like what he might get signed for. I'm not crazy about the guy, but theres no doubt he would be a large upgrade
I know VAN has a huge crush on him but why couldn't Homer shop him around for rights to other teams that might be willing to pay him his money? VAN is not the only team that wants his services... Homer could get a low pick and tell Gillis that he has an offer on the table and best it if he can.
VAN hears that he's being shopped and realizes that maybe he's not headed to UFA.
The Panthers are poised to make another big move as Keith Ballard is said to be as good as gone. Heard last night that St. Louis was very interested in Ballard and Stephen Weiss, although I don't think Weiss is going anywhere.
Ballard is keeping an eye on things as he plays golf in Minnesota. Word is Vancouver is going hard for Ballard. The Canucks have the 25th overall pick tonight.
LOS ANGELES -- Talks between the Flyers and Wade Arnott, the agent who represents defenseman Dan Hamhuis, have stalled.
Neither side reported any progress on Friday.
There were various reports saying that the two sides were close to an agreement, but just the opposite is true.
"I'd like to say something but positive, but right now, there's been no progress," Arnott said.
Arnott is believed to be seeking a four-year deal worth at least $16 million. The hangup, sources say, isn’t money or length of contract.
It’s something more basic: how Hamhuis might be used as fifth defenseman, his minutes, etc. For the kind of money the Flyers would have to pay to sign the unrestricted free agent, he’s really a No. 3-4 defenseman.
One report suggested the Flyers would trade his rights to Vancouver if they could not sign him this weekend. That is also false. The Flyers are going to give it another week of negotiations, sources said.
If the club can’t sign Hamhuis before July 1, they’ll deal his rights.
General manager Paul Holmgren declined comment before tonight’s NHL draft.