I voted bruiser. I think it's our most pressing need a long with a faceoff winner. But I think faceoff's are very team oriented and more effort by the support forwards (and Dman) could result in a much more favorable %. Crease clearing is something we need though. I'd love to see what Arkhi could bring home. He's rather expendable now that Zholtok is here.
I picked a bruiser. While it would be nice to get someone that could win a faceoff, a defensive Dman seems to be our biggest weakness. I think that Poile would go after that unless there is an explosive scorer that he could get for little.
bruiser, and i agree...boughner's best days are behind him(as evidenced right now.) i wouldn't be surprised if this was the team we went with...but i wouldn't be surprised if we picked up one more d-man, as well.
I think we will see at least one more trade before tomorrow's deadline. I really think that a crease clearing defenseman aka "a bruiser" will be necessary to make it into the playoffs. We can't afford to lose anyone else to injury....
I know he plays left. Sorry i wrote it wrong. I would like Daze but at the same time would like a centre that can win the draws.
I wouldn't take Daze if handed up on a silver platter and I don't think Poile/Trotz would either. For such a huge guy, he's not physical at all. He's not very good on D either. There's reason the fans there call him Daisy.
What should we do vs. what Poile will likely do seem to be very different things I think. Like most of you, I think our biggest need is for a bruising defenseman (or even a bruising forward) who can clear the crease and otherwise be nasty during the playoffs.
But I fear that's going to be too expensive to trade for in this market.
How ironic that it's probably easier to pick up a scorer right now than a stay-at-home defenseman? So if we do make a trade, I wouldn't be shocked if we grabbed another forward with a bit of a scoring touch as I think you can never have too many people who can score....and if we can't clear the crease, then we better be able to put some points on the board.
After all, allowing Pittsburgh to score four goals is only acceptible when we score nine. :p
Well, several teams around us have made moves. L.A. picked up Anson Carter, Calgary picked up Marcus Nilson, and Dallas recieved Chris Therien. 3 of the 4 teams were are legitimately fighting for made serious moves today. Nothing massive, but smart pickups that have the ability to propel each team into the playoffs. I wonder if this makes Poile any more likely to make the moves.
Nothing massive, but smart pickups that have the ability to propel each team into the playoffs. I wonder if this makes Poile any more likely to make the moves.
I wonder what this makes St. Louis do? Do they counter LA/Calgary or go with what they have? And does that make Poile more likely to make a trade, to counter any potential St. Louis moves?
And what is Vancouver going to do now if Bastarduzzi gets suspended (which I think he should, cheap ******* :mad: )? Will they get someone to fill his role or go with a call up for their battle for the division title (or longer depending...)?
I don’t know what Poile is going to do. I wouldn’t be surprised whether we made a trade or not. But if we do, I think it would be for a big defenseman.
Oh, and Colorado picked up Barnaby today from NYR.
A lot happened in the last 24 hours that could force teams into trades they maybe weren’t going to make in the first place!