Have you all seen the price of the market right now for rental players? Doug Murray getting two second round picks and he is UFA at the end of the year! Just try to imagine what you have to pay for Nielsen who is under a good contract for the next 4 years?!?!
It's all about what the price people are willing to pay for these players, not what they are actually worth. So if you want Nielsen, you will have to pay what the market demands, and that right now is really high
Murray was traded for 1 2nd so far and it could end up for 2 2nds.
Have you seen what Iginla and Morrow are worth? This doesn't help your case. In the end, we are still talking about a forward that has a whooping 3 goals this season
I can live with that forward group going into playoffs
I think Nielsen has untapped potential offensively and might get chance to finally show it playing with guys like Sharp/Hossa (Possibly Kane instead of Hossa)
BWC - I know you have always liked Nielsen as a player. This is the first year in awhile the Isles have a shot at the playoff's so i don't believe Neilsen or Streit are availabe at this time ( even if we can not resign Streit). It too important for this team to get some playoff experience if possible.
and the Hawks writer Sassone is very credible too. He doesn't make up something
He doesn't have to be making things up. The press has reported for a while now, that the Hawks were looking for center help. I've already said I think the isles and Hawks were discussing Visnovsky and the Hawks gm bought up Nielsen's name.
Now, in response to fans tweeting him questions about Nielsen to the Hawks rumors, Staple tweets that he's reached out and spoken to someone in the know, he's been told that the isles aren't moving Frans.
1. Streit's a ufa in July. Nielsen's signed for 3 more seasons, on a cheap contract.
2. For the first time since 2007, the isles are in the playoff race, with a real chance to slip in as the #7 or #8 seed.
3.The isles have no one to step in an replace Nielsen on the 2nd line, except for rookies with 0 nhl experience or 3rd/4th liners like Cizikas/Reasoner.
4.While the Hawks can offer some good prospects, Snow's got a very deep prospect pool. Trading a 28 Frans for picks/prospects, makes no sense.