Incase nobody has ever seen this site they do a fairly accurate job of predicting teams getting into the playoffs after about the midpoint and especially the closer we get to the end. They weight winning percentages,strength of schedule etc to come up with their numbers
Somebody remind me to never go to the trade forums again
people are saying that benn for carlson+1st would be a fair deal
It's not crazy far off. Carlson is poised to be an amazing defender for years to come. He's already producing at an excellent clip at age 22, and is playing 23 minutes a game (2nd on the team). He's got even more upside than Goligoski, and the Stars parted with a valuable piece to get that guy.
While it makes no sense to move Benn, if you're looking for straight "value" of Benn... you could do worse than one of the most promising and accomplished young defenders in the NHL.
Nieuwendyk on the Ticket at 2:15. If anyone has the chance to listen and report what he says, I'd appreciate it. I'm in class and can't listen.
Nieuwy said were not going to but, We might sell but that depends on what happens between now and then. he said the core is Benn/Eriksson/Goligoski/Lehts. and because of the age of these guys he considers the team young. He said he hasn't asked morrow if he would waive his ntc and nobody has called about him either yet. He emphasized that we're building for the future and if it comes down to it he's open to anything really
also said a bunch of hoopla about detroit tonight, also that he is not there and is somewhere else but didn't reveal it