That ****ing attitude from Grabovski is what this team needs. Some ****ing "I'll proove to all of you that you were ****ing wrong". Grabovski on my team right now.
Now, if everyone wants us to trade Plekanec...that's the man we should have targeted. Give Grabs a "show them they're wrong" contract, and unlike our current situation, Grabovski would be able to split defensive minutes with Eller.
He hates Montreal, but...the Kostitsyns are gone after all. Maybe the spite he has toward the organization would motivate him even more.
Whopper of a deal for Giroux. Man, the Flyers love to spend money.
As for the Horcoff deal, I really don't know what's so great about Larsen. So far all he's shown in the NHL is that he was a great junior.
Horcoff is still a serviceable 3rd line player. His cap hit is meaningless to Dallas since they are not a cap team. The important number to Dallas is the $7m that is owed to him over the next 2 years, which is a competitive number for a player like Horcoff.
Dallas now has: Seguin, Benn, Horcoff and Eakins (who is really good for them) as their 4 centres. That is a great young group (better than ours for gawd's sake). One the wing, it is likely that Nichushkin plays next year and he is a talent. Add in Whitney (who is still producing), Cole, Peverley (who can be inconsistent but is still a good depth player), a young Alex Chiasson and Brett Ritchie and Dallas is building themselves a talented young core with some good veterans to support them.
The next thing Nill has to do is re-build the defense. Stars are a team that get little offense from their D (outside of Galigoski who is a better player and producer than people think), so I understand getting Gonchar because they really need his O and he's affordable. But, their D is really average and undersized unless Oleksiak makes it this year. Still, Nill has his work cut out for him as far as that D goes.
Overall, I like what Nill has done in his very short tenor. He's added talent: Seguin, Nichuskin, and Gonchar, and added quality depth in Peverley and Horcoff.
On the other hand, what about Edmonton?
Are they actually going to go into next year with RNH, Gagne and Lander as their top 3 centres? I mean that's laughable.
Lee Moffie for Kyle Bagos? Wow, let just say that Moffie's career took a freakin dive....Was looking pretty good at one point but then what a terrible season in Michigan last year...So talent for size. Will see who makes a difference...if any.
Nichushkin was one of the first drafted players to sign a contract with his team and plans on playing in North America next year. There was panic before the draft that he didn't want to play in the NHL. Just another case that more often than not, the Russian factor is a self-fulfilling prophecy, and Russian players, like everyone else, just want to go where they are wanted.
Originally Posted by MasterDecoy
i wouldn't mind, i mean plekanec, grabs and eller in the middle is great depth but now that we have danny b we have what, 6 centers? a good, big winger is a much bigger need than grabs
A Plek, Grabo, Eller tandem would give us ridiculous possession potential.