Martin said there is no official status update on Spacek and won't be one before the trading deadline.
BUT reports are that Sopes was given Spacek's locker room spot and Spacek's nameplate is no longer there.
So Spacek has a season ending injury and loses his locker and nameplate which is next to Hamrlik's? Makes no sense since Spacek's contract has another season and yet Gorges and Markov are also season ending with expired contracts but have their places in the "room".
The only way I can think of that it makes sense is if Spacek decided to retire or requested a trade. Whatever the case I don't like it because I wonder if it relates back to something else.
Exactly. What the heck is Kyper talking about? We have:
Subban, Wisniewski, Hamrlik, Gill, Weber, Sopel, Mara and Picard. We don't need another defenseman. We need a top-nine forward - with size.
I think maybe he's referring to us going out and getting someone who can play Top 4 minutes, but I don't think we really need a guy like that anyways. Gill-Subban/Hamrlik-Wis can log pretty heavy minutes and they have been decent.
Let's not give up any more picks/prospects for bandaids on defense.