32 even strength points this year.
that's the kind of production we need out of our third line center.
We have no captain.
no guarantee that Saku would be captain if he came back, but look where leadership took us this year... with the pathetic teams that Saku led for us its obvious that he's got enough leadership for the whole team... he'll fit right in.
Eller may not be ready.
at the beginning of last year, everyone said Pacioretty was good enough for our top 6, because he wasn't, we snubbed Sergei Kostitsyn for him and then had to trade Latendresse to fix that. Let's not make the same mistake
As much as I'd love it I don't see us having much chance of landing Koivu, but I didn't think we had a chance at Cammaleri either
I'm a huge koivu supporter. I don't want him though. Not cuz he isn't effective, he is. A bargain too. I just think the media, fans and all that would make it too complicated. If you don't wanna move on, at least consider the concept of letting Saku move on. Let him play where he can not have pressure. He deserves that much.
Well, you'd have to be nuts not to take Koivu back as your "3rd line center". He's better than anybody else we could put in that job. But realistically, he deserves more money than we can afford, and I don't see closed doors being reopened.