He's a UFA now, two-way forward, really improved in KHL, led the league in goals a couple years ago. Bringing him in might really spark Marian to a great year, especially after trading Kopecky and doing absolutely nothing to help him out in terms of linemates. The chemistry would obviously be there. I trade Stalberg or Scott in a second to create a roster spot for him. Maybe he'd sign a cheap 1 year to play with his brother and go for the Cup.
He pretty much is a bigger version of Kopecky. If we weren't so stacked at forward I'd be all for giving him a look.
Stalberg doesn't belong in that stacked lineup with this guy available. Launch Stalberg for a draft pick and bring in Marcel and the team is improved. That's what it's all about, getting better. And Marcel has a much more refined game than Kopecky, much better with the puck, much better finisher.
Toews and Kane grew up in the Nhl together and have that chemistry.
They really do, complete with a little healthy sibling rivalry at times. There are occasions you swear the two of them could be brothers always competing and sometimes bickering at each other. But they really do play well together on the ice.