True. I was kind of hoping they would go the trade route to obtain that second line center. A center is a lot easier and cheaper trade wise then say a scoring winger. I would like someone with size too since we are pretty small up the middle. Would like Oli, but like you said prob won't sign here.
yea you are most likely correct. However frans has no Business on the second line =x
I agree with Frans on the second line. I know they won't sign Jokinen that's why I'm hoping for a guy like Langkow. He's not the best but he can produce(say 35-45 points) and it gives the team flexibility if they need to change/move guys up and down the lines.
Is there any room on the top 2 lines for a LW ? Evander Kane would be a great pickup he is a RF but nothing mentioned about him signing with the jets yet
Yes, there is room. And if there wasn't, we would make room.
Right now, this team has Moulson and Tavares as legit top-6 players.
Nielsen is a borderline 2nd/3rd liner.
Then we have potential. Boyes, Okposo, Grabner, Bailey. Right now, we need three of those players to produce on a consistent basis. Okposo did it for month long stretches last year. Grabner did it for a few months the year before. Boyes is a few years away from the last time he was a consistent contributor. Bailey had a good week last year and one the year before.
Right now, one of those players will be on the top line, and two more on the second line. It is way too much to ask that three of the four drastically improve from last year.
Strong two-way player, has good puck skills, playmaking ability, hockey sense, work ethic ... and he's still very young player, and UFA next summer. Last season he played very good, much better than his points say. He only needs consistency in his game.
Strong two-way player, has good puck skills, playmaking ability, hockey sense, work ethic ... And he's still very young player, and ufa next summer. Last season he played very good, much better than his points say. He only needs consistency in his game.
honestly I think I'd rather have Jason Arnott than Daymond Langkow. and I really don't want Jason Arnott here.
Besides Jokinen isn't all that hot. There's no good reason why the Isles shouldn't be able to get a player like that.
Didn't Arnott have a good season with the Blues? I don't know how much he's got left in the tank, but I'd take a 1-year flier on him. Gives the kids some more development time at their appropriate level.