Well this organization just set itself back another 3 years, those picks from Colorado and Teddy Ruth will not help next year, or the year after. The failure to get a #1 center for Nash is glaring and nobody can ignore that.
If Nash isn't satisfied in the next 2 years, he'll be in another jersey.
I agree with that. This July we'll back to overpaying guys like Todd Marcheant and Luke Richardson to come here. It doesn't matter how money we will have to spend, the free agents that this team needs will not come here. I mean we're not the only team throwing money at these guys. You have to sell your team to the free agents and Nash, Leclaire, and Zherdev just isn't enough.
We can get a center and more this summer. Adding to that several of our young guys are going to excel next year so we should be in good shape. But you are correct, Howson must get a center for Nash before next season.
I'd like to see Peca, Vyborny and Brule moved as well.
Sorry but I checked the list and there was no one the caliber of a Briere, Drury, Gomez, or Richards that will be available this summer. No one on the list is even close. I made my feeling clear last summer when Howson did nothing and was told to be patient and the kids would step up. Well they didn't and guess what, the CBJ are last in the NHL in scoring. I'm about done giving this team my hard earned cash for more of the same "we just need to let our kids develop" crap.
we have the money and we have the assests he (GMSH) says hes going to be aggressive to trade for a 1st line Center for our horse Rick Nash....
Ok, if we weren't prepared to trade a major asset now for a #1 center, what's going to change between now and the offseason? Which #1 UFA center are we going to grab? Can't wait to get into a bidding war for Langkow.
I hope Marleau becomes available for the package we offered TB, otherwise be prepared to wait on Brassard.