The Predators now have the 7th highest cap hit in the league. Only about $5 million left.
I know I was one calling for GMDP to spend some $$ but to spend just to spend was NOT what I had in mind! I like the Stalberg signing but the rest is WTF! (Unless we have a trade in the works for some of our young'uns)
The summer is young, everyone. Free agency just opened about three hours ago. Camp doesn't open until the middle of September. There is a lot of time to move things around, and there are some quality top line guys left to sign.
With a solid bottom six Trotz will be able to play younger, skilled guys (Forsberg, Wilson, Beck, Stalberg) who don't play defense all that well with more protected minutes starting a lot of time in the offensive zone. That is a positive, but we still need to add someone to the top six. Give me Iggy or Jags or Roy or Ryder.
I think Ryder back to Boston, Iggy STL Roy Caps see if I heard it right.
I usually get what Poile is doing but WTF is he thinking today? He does understand what a top 6 forward is right? Not a guy who could be one but a guy that actually produces as one. Wow. Some of these guys are great character guys but to spend this sort of cash on guys who have character is silly. These sorts of guys are easy to come by. Why are we not targeting other guys who can put the puck in the net? Ribiero's deal wasn't horrible. Grabs is still out there. Roy is out there. I'm perplexed.
We are also adding pieces to create depth which makes assets expendable. Only so much can be done in free agency. Trades are still potentially there.
Yeah. We may not have filled our glaring, obvious need, but all four pieces (still waiting to see confirmation on Nystrom) definitely improve the team, and make us a hell of a lot harder to play against. Some solid speed, character, and grit, which will all be beneficial to a youthful team.