People underestimate Steven Noesen. Would love to have him on our prospect list.
Exactly, and Silfverberg has shown that he is a very complete player with an amazing shot already. I would have taken this package way before what some of us are proposing (Beaulieu + Leblanc? ) for the Habs.
- get bigger/harder to play against
- build via draft, not overpaying ufa's
philosophy he came on board espousing.
Hard to follow the consistency or logic in his moves the past 6-8months, hope he clears it up.
The Briere signing was more of a for now thing while the kids drafted work on their game to be nhl ready. Can't tank it up like the Oilers and bring in kids way before they're ready to.
As a bonus, Briere can also mentor Galchenyuk, Eller, and Gallagher, like he did many times over in Philly. I am not a fan of signing Briere myself, but I don't turn into an irrational cry baby over every move or non move.
HF needs to start enforcing its minimum age registration requirement.
I'm willing to bet we dont get bigger and we do ice a team very much like the one we have now which will be a disaster. When i lamented the briere deal the " stay the course" crowd said just wait for the 5th we are so in for a big ufa winger. We are not, we can take scraps, again.
in order to get big bodies means we are going to have to say goodbye to prospects because the people we want to get rid of have zero return.