We're transitioning to a whole new generation on defense. The Gilbert and Weaver signing will help getting through that. It had to happen at one point. And I'm glad Gorges is gone, though I wish we could've had more for him.
This. Moving Emelin to LD is like an upgrade on Emelin.
Concerned Weaver may block Pateryn/Nygren though -- Therrien loves his vets see Cube.
I see this as a good move. A cheaper of version of Gorges, who is a heart and should type player. It also forces Tinordi and Beaulieu to earn a position this year. There is nothing guaranteed. It also gives them another year to develop.
Funny poolside Tweet hehehe. I guess one year is good insurance, feared he could get two. Only $250k higher than Cube last season, and valuable that MW's a RD. Ideally he plays about half the games and Pateryn/Nygren get their chances on the 3rd pairing.
Use Beaulieu as a trading chip, he's useless to us. Subban is gonna be our top offensive guy for the next 10 years, Beaulieu isn't great defensively, package him for a top 6 forward.
The puck possession skills on the 2nd and 3rd pairing tho...
Newflash: the more talented hockey players you have on your team, the better the odds you'll be a winning team. Limiting ourselves to Subban as the single PMD on this team is ********. Markov won't last forever.