I am very frustrated with the play of Michael Ryder - he is either being misused or is trying to do too much. He needs to sit in the slot and play strong on the boards. Do NOT expect this guy to carry the puck - he can't bring it in the zone to make a play - he has $%cked up too many times in recent games. With HIGGENS out, maybe they feel he is a better choice to help SAKU bring the puck up the ice - how manys times / game does he lose it?? TOO MANY - play your game Michael!!
I would propose a trade to STL for Brewer - say Ryder and something for Brewer
take the NUCKS deal of Souray + for NASLUND
in the end ( adding to the offense - losing d-offence ) might balance out?
Some friends I have (Sens fans) mentionned they heard the following rumor:
To Detroit: Samsonov, Sourray
To Montreal: Datsyuk, Chelios
"scratching my head"
What do you think? If we resign Datsuyk, I can see this happening. Chelios can replace Souray until the end of the season. He's better then Rivet, Niinima and Steit. Although Streit looks good on the 4th line.
AcadiaAxeMan, old rumor and please spell my man HIGGINS properly... and we give up a lot for a senior man and a potential UFA. a deal would have to be on the table to resign datsyuk in order to even think about that