But you cannot be that "small" on the back end woth Keith Leddy and Clendening..plus Leddy cap hit demands mow..even if he is hrld to just a small inctease now on a re-sign..he willbe a big cap headeache later on the third contract..we cannot pay every player $mil plus..and why is Leddy the future anyway..Keith seabrook Hammer and Oduya can be held together for a few years yet plus they meed to re-UP HAMMER..and so if Leddy is only the #5 or #6 dman who cannot prove yet he is ready for higher role and minutes without costing us defensively...then why keep him? IT MAKES NO SENSE..besides IF we did gove him top 2pairing minutes and Pp #1unit amd if he then explodes like Karlsson or Letang offenively Then he will wamt crazu dollars like them..and we are bacl in a dilemma cap hell anyway..No..trade him Now. We will not miss him inserting somebody rlse onto that third pairing for cheap.. Use him as an asset im some deal to get another first and solve some other needs which are not LD but RD or the proverbial search for the 2C long term solution..
Finding a role and being good at it doesn't mean Frolik was the premiere PKing forward. How do you even quantify that? The PK would have been awful last year, even if Frolik was on it. I'm not denying that Frolik and Kruger (both) being as good as they were this year didn't help the PK improve, but when they go from among the worst to the best, it's hard to pin that on one or two players.