he's the sens beat writer. He's the reporter closest to the team.
Sometimes you have to look beyond networks and at the people. Sportsnet isnt less credible because of the snet name, their less credible because the guys that usually break stuff are kypreos and millard. TSN isnt credible because they are tsn, but rather because the guys breaking news are McKenzie, Dreger, and McGuire.
Ya seriously, Ian mendes is the best reporter for the sens.
The trade was confirmed by darren dregger 2 minutes after,I don't know why everyones panties are in a bunch about it, it's not like their going to make up a trade about a 6th rounder as a publicity stunt.
On the other hand, we might be able to convince some college FAs to sign here in a month or so since we can give them games right away with all these spots that are up for grabs. Too bad DaCosta is hurt.. .
That's a pretty good point. Not a lot of teams can offer college UFA's a shot right away in The NHL.
Teams probably were only offering back similar salary, not many teams would wanna pay 1.3mil to get a decent 4th liner. Not a great trade but I'm pretty sure its the best we could do. As for why it didnt wait to the deadline: Melnyk said he wants to shed money.
Phillips, Kovalev, Gonchar, Kuba will all be tougher negotiations I'm sure, all for different reasons.
Kinda surprised it didn't go to 4th or 5th, but not like I really care about that negligible difference.
Kuba - 35 yrs old, UFA, minus -2, 2 goals, 8 assists, 10 pts in 50 games. I'm not sure those stats deserve more than a 6th but I like the intangibles that Ruutu brings. Unfortunately, like everyone else on this team he too had a bad yr & underperformed, it could have been worse it could have been a 7th or nothing. I wonder what Shannon is worth?