Please enlighten me on the reason why everybody is seeking this guy out. Top line minutes directly out of SEL? That would mean he's at least as good as Nicklas Backstrom right? Or better? Is he some big shot power forward? Cuz I don't see why we would need another skill guy on our top 6.
Don't want him? You guys are nuts. This kid is the real deal. You guys are too funny!
We didn't even have a legit 2nd line RW for most of the year.
Then we have to give up on someone, or cut yet another skilled forward's ice time and put him with grinders. Is he that much better than little Kosty that it's worth having Kosty in the minors to start the year, or worse, playing's on Lapierre's wing?
I think the Swede factor is bigger than going to a competitive team, as evidenced by the original Vancouver direction. My bet is he'll still sign with Vancouver.