No you are right. We should trade draft picks and prospects to a team for a defensemen who is not any better than either Kronwall or Ericsson. But desperate people on this board think is better because he plays such a big role. Even though he plays it like ****.
So your opinion is now fact? You're cracking me up left and right. Surely Holland has interest in Bouwmeester because he's a $6M defenseman who is not better than Ericsson or Kronwall.
Who did he think Quincey was better than when he traded for him? I bet he realizes it's a lot less guys now than it was when he originally traded for him.
Everyone he expected to be on the team the next year not named Kronwall?
Although, I find it funny that a guy like Quincey looked good everywhere else but Detroit, and since being in Detroit he's been average. And yet somehow, the inverse for Bouwmeester is not an acceptable conclusion.
Kind of like how it was OK to say you wouldn't want the #1 Dman on the team with the worst GA/G....but that same logic wasn't acceptable for ALL of the 1st liners on the team with the worst GF/G...
None of those players play defense. Every team Bouwmeester has played on has sucked and he always plays big minutes. Sorry I don't think that's a coincidence. He's never played in 1 playoff game in 10 seasons in the NHL.
In 2008-09, the Panthers were 10th in goals against per game.
In 2009-10, the Flames were 5th in goals against per game.
The Flames were a good defensive team but they've traded defense in an effort to be able to score goals. Kipper has also fallen off badly from his previous level of play. Bouwmeester would easily be our best d-man, if you can get him for a reasonable deal then you have to make that trade IMO.
In all honesty, I expect Kenny to sit down with Samuelsson during the off-season, have an honest discussion with him about his injuries, and then offer him a position with the team as a condolence gift for buying him out.
Can't say I'm upset I decided to sleep off my hang over rather than watch the game. Have they played that bad? I thought they were gonna lose but to lose by a touchdown? That's horrific. Did Sharp or Hossa play?