Atlanta recently sent out a memo to other teams saying to give them a call if they wanted a forward. I was told Saturday that Niclas Bergfors is the guy they'd really like to move. He was part of the Ilya Kovalchuk deal last February but has fallen out of favor.
Anyone know what's going on? Kid's got talent. Everything I've read or heard seems to point towards an effort problem. Or is this something more personal? Weird, anyway. But hey, we're in a great position to make a trade, and no question the kid's got value.
I'm one of the Pens fans that have no problem getting rid of Staal. The team defense has been fantastic without him. Get Bergfors, they'd have an extra $3 million in pay roll which means a lot of money for wingers come the deadline.
I just don't get the thought process on how Modin in the lineup is a better idea. I wish i did though. Guy has 18 pts in 27 games. Is a plus player. And scores goals. I havent seen any terrible plays on defense in any game i have watched. Could it be that Ramsay wants offense control other then shoot when you can? We only had what? 24 shots tonight? and was a key piece in the Koval trade.
If he is on the block, ... or if anyone is on the block for that matter, I think we, despite our ownership situation, have a club that would be attractive to ANY high caliber player where, and I don't blame them, they would avoid us like the plague before.
I am still just shocked over how much things have changed since last season.