Who is our third line center now? Welsh? No way we can place all our faith on him yet. Do Staal and Staal actually play together at even strength (I have my doubts about this)?
Tlusty - Staal - Skinner
Jokinen - Staal - Ruutu
Tlusty - Staal - Staal
Skinner - Jokinen - Ruutu
Basically the same problem we had before the 2010-2011 season, the 3C hole. Only difference is that instead of assuming Sutter could play 2C, we KNOW that Jordan can. So now, as far as I'm concerned, we've got SEVERAL candidates for the 3C spot, including:
That's not a concern of mine. We are certainly a better team than we were 3 hours ago. The only question is if we'll be a better team 3 YEARS from now than we would've. TBH, I think we will. Still just really in a state of shock over losing Sutter.
OTHER NEWS: We've now got an open "A." I propose putting it on Gleason's other shoulder.
I think #8 and Sutter is a pretty fair deal for Jordan. Adding Dumoulin seems like a bit much to me. I know he was only a 2nd round pick, but I think he's going to be a solid 2/3 guy for years to come.