The people that wanted him to go back down simply cared about his 1st year of ELC that was going to be used. Like who cares about that he will get paid a little more in 3 years and then still will sign eventually an 8th year deal here. Kids not going anywhere
There were posters who were concerned that a compressed schedule,
with less practices, combined with no real training camp and no exibittion games,
would be too sudden a jump. The fact that it turn out alright, doesn't mean
that the concern wasn't legitimate.
And a year of ELC matters if we are a contender in his first non-ELC year.
Perhaps we'd gain a decent rental player with the difference.
I think anytime a player like that(and Richards) is a UFA the Habs should be in the mix. Doesn't mean they should bid the moon, but at worst kick some tires, at best make an agressive pitch.
i agree....i mean..richards was a little old..i think he was better suited for a rangers team that looked closer to winning...but if we perform well this year..getzlaf is what? 27 i think he should be our guy...he's quick he's shifty with the puck....what do you think the chances of us scooping up getzlaf and perry? they do have great chemistry...also i heard somebody say that perry was a habs fan....anyone know anything about that?
He is 4th in rooke scoring too (with Gallagher right behind), and the top guys are 21-22-23 years old. Granted, I don't think Schultz or Conacher (wtf?) will keep up those paces and it's Tarasenko's to lose, but interesting none the less.
Why wouldn't Schultz be able to keep it up? He's the 4th forward on a line that always has two or three of Eberle, Hall, RHN or Yakupov.