What the Hawks need are forwards committed to playing the neutral zone in a defensively aggressive manner, thereby helping our defensive as well as offensive games. Semin doesn't help us out in a way that would be helpful to the Hawks aside from in the offensive zone.
next after Suter/Parise should be Mueller with a 1 year contract
Other than a few fringe FA's, I doubt you'll get any of these guys to sign a 1 year deal. It's a risk but if we could get Mueller signed to a reasonable 2 year deal, I could live with that. I'd prefer Doan though. Suter is undoubtedly going to the Wings and I very much doubt Parise has Hawks on his short list. Stan should be working hard to get the next best thing.
They already solidified their defense with underrated oduya.
yeah, right. also, combined with the improvement we can expect from kruger at 2C now he has another year under his belt, i'll be be quite astonished if we don't win the cup with the team we have right now.
No Semin please, I hope they pass on Carle too. Carle could be effective but I think his contract will be too inflated to be a worthwhile signing, especially for the years he's likely going to get.
I would like Doan, but I agree with the opinions that suggest he wants to stay West, I don't see him heading to the midwest or East. He's stayed in PHX this long already. With Doan being a 35+, the contract he lands could be too long for the money too. Fun to think about him as a Hawk for a year or two, but I doubt it happens.