I might not agree on those players per se, but I do want tougher harder to play against players. we have enough softer finesse guys at the moment. We already have Bart, Backs and Huds as softer forwards and then Staj, Cammy, Stempy. Or only "tougher" forwards right now are Glencross, Jones and Knight and they still IMO aren't a the level of toughness we need.
Obviously Horton as a UFA, but I know we won't get him.
I just don't want tough 3rd liners. I want top 6 forwards with grit.
no to Olesz unless its a year, 2 way deal @ league minimum, but at those rates I won't be upset with any signing
I would give Olesz a 1 year 1 way 800k deal. He has always been physical (3rd in hits in 2009-2010 on Florida, 5th in hits in 2010-2011 missed half the season) and has always been a good defensive player (his worst season on Florida was -5)
I think he would be a good guy to take a gamble on he most likely will just be a slightly better version of Comeau but he does have a lot of skill.
I have Stajan pencilled in for 37-40 points next year. With Iggy and Tangs gone that's gonna affect his production a little. I love Stajan with Glencross and Stemps, but none of them are high snorers.
I think Filp and Hudler would both be over 50pts. Now of course this is just me so I'm probably completely wrong.
I don't see how Stajan only played with Tanguay 20% of the time and Iginla 14%.
How is Filp any better than Stajan he only has one season of 50+ points in his career last season he had 17 points in 41 games last year versus Stajan's 23 points in 43 games, Stajan had pp time Filp did, Stajan was our shut down center, Filp wasn't even a center and was playing wing on the 2nd line.
WTF would we want Vinny for? We are in a rebuild so accept it. If he is coming to Calgary for 5 yrs @ $5 million per then he is coming for the money and a basic retirement package because he would have no motivation to win. we don't need any of these types of UFA's. Grab Bozak and a few on short term deals that would be attractive for trade deadline deals.