Another guy who is Klesla in Phoenix. I think he could do the job for awhile.
One way or the other the biggest hole on this roster is a left handed defensive defenseman.
I don't know who this player is or how we get them onto our team, but that's the biggest hole on the roster right now.
So if the Jets want Smid, I have no doubt it won't be money the reason he doesn't come here. But there is many other factors, and I can't see Winnipeg being appealing to a player playing for Edmonton (our current is barely better, our future is not considered as bright, VERY similiar cities), he may as well re-sign in EDM.
Because of good friend and former teammate Ondrej Pavalec?
Honestly I have no idea if they are friends but they played together during the lockout and the '06 Czech junior team. Dare to dream.
I had no idea that Myers has been struggling so badly. I'd love to see what Huddy could do with him but it probably wouldn't be worth the price tag given the risk involved and I doubt that the Sabres are ready to give up on him this early.
His rookie year was amazing. I thought he would end up as Chara 2.0 (and he still may).
He'll never, ever be Chara 2.0. he just doesn't have that mean play in his game.
That being said I still think he ends up a great defenseman, I just don't think you'll see him wiping guys out along the boards ala Chara.
I also think he's actually a better puck mover than Chara. He can actually lead a rush up the ice and has better passing. I like Chara's shot better though.
To be fair Chara is part of a very small () group of high results performers...
I'd say these are the 25 best tough match-ups defensemen when looking at results.
Chara has the best possession stats for out-chancing their opponents on the list the 6th best point production
Off topic but random:
I've realized I never really have mentioned the difference between "raw Corsi" (aka Corsi or CorsiOn) vs "relative Corsi" (aka RelCorsi)...
CorsiOn as most here now know is basically +/- but is shots, goals, blocked shots and missed attempts (divided by TOI) while that player is on the ice.
CorsiOff is the team's Corsi for when the player is off the ice (so measures how the team does Corsi-wise without the player).
RelCorsi is the difference between the two, which is (IMHO somewhat loose but works to a degree) way to reduce "team affects"...
Chara out chances his opponents by 17.54 Corsi, but he's on a stronger team who has a Corsi of 4.54 when he's not on the ice, so his RelCorsi is 13.0
Enstrom out chances his opponents by 11.18 Corsi, but he's on a weaker team who has a Corsi of -3.36 when he's not on the ice, so his RelCorsi is 14.5
For a huge swing: Weber is out-chanced by -0.90 Corsi, but his team is very weak possession wise without him (they do well thanks to Rinne and Weber/Suter) -12.06 Corsi, so his ReCorsi is 11.2
It doesn't take in case usage, like how tough of minutes they face, OZS, etc...