Dear god I hope not. They should never be on the same pairing.
Oh no I am happy, I thought we would match, but still a lot of work to go to get the team to a cup contender. At the very
Least we need a top 4 d and wing it at forward and give Wilson and smith top 6 minutes all season long and see what happens. Personally I think adding another forward is in order but we shall see.
Fair enough, I think Ellis will be something special though someday.
Forget about huge additional pieces, there's not too much money available right now. The key concern right now is probably the fact this team has no 6th or 7th D under contract [not even Blum]. The forward core isn't shiny but it's defensively responsible, tough, rugged, and competitive.
Ekholm could be very interesting on D as well, there's definitely room for him.
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"Poile on if he would entertain bringing back Andrei Kostitsyn: "No." He said it wasn't the right fit and it negatively affected Sergei."
Exactly what I was worried about. Good to see he recognizes that.
In other news, seems like Doan is Poile's guy this offseason. I think he'll do whatever it takes to get him.
I think if Doan was younger and looking for a longer deal, he would like it here. But with all the stupid money being thrown around, if he just plays for 2 more years..... I don't think we have the money to match.
It'd be cool to see Nashville go out and get Doan and/or Semin. Colaiacovo would be a good fit on the defense core too with maybe a big guy like Jurcina to come in as the 7th defenseman and to push the young guys in camp. If Poile could go out and get one of those forwards and some help on D, it could really push Nashville to being a top team in the league again this year.
Yeah, except Brett Wilson warned against underestimating the depth of the team's pockets. He also alluded to how money is there to sign more pieces if they are available. Every team is on a budget. Some teams' budgets are public knowledge (the cap ceiling), but the budget of the Preds is a mystery right now.