Pens4Life wrote:Man,It would be nice if we could "dump" Martin and Michalek somewhere for some prospects and picks.. and then sign UFA d-mans in
Barret Jackman/Brad Stuart/Tim Gleason
If detroit fans heard you would choose Stuart over Michalek, you would get laughed at pretty hard. Michalek was still banging on the boards, checking, blocking shots. The guy just needs a legit line mate.
Martin wasn't hitting at all, avoiding any contact, not winning puck battles, just virutally worthless. Michalek I think is a level below scuderi, he just needs someone to play with. Maybe they should try Letang Michalek ? Did they try that at all last year?
mikey287 wrote:Rather than sign those 2 for $3+ million each...I'd rather just force Tangradi and Bennett into the lineup and see what comes from it...I'm not a prospect-rusher or "forcer" but I found it to be better than signing Penner or Jones...two very unimpressive players...I mean, you never know, maybe Crosby and Jones have unbelieveable chemisty (like, Hilbert chemistry) and Jones scores 900 goals next year with us, but just given his skillset, I wouldn't guess that to be the case.
I think if we actually had good scouting, we could probably pluck another David Jones out of somewhere...and we already have a prospect that should turn into a better version of Penner with a little development and luck...
This times 10x.
Play Tangradi with Staal, not on the 4th line with CRAIG ADAMS. We need to pull a Philly and play some offensive youth. Put Jeffery as the 4th line Center where he can score more than Adams and pass better.
Kunitz Malkin Neal
Dupuis Crosby McDonald
Tangradi Staal Kennedy
Jeffrey vitale Cooke
Yes. McDonald, the 6'3" top WBS scoring RW and Captain of WBS. Time to give him a shot. What do you do?
Fire Bylsma, who would just put him on the 4th line with Craig Adams for 2 shifts a night, and you stick him right with the best player in the world.
Enough is enough, Bylsma is going to ruin young players worse than Patrick/Coaches ruined Naslund.
certainly adds size and some nasty to the bottom 6, Moen in place of Adams would be nice but likely too many bidders for he and Gaustad.
Are there any 3rd line centres with size that might be available for a Martin/Michalek+TK/Jeffrey kind of deal?
Close, but I think Tangradi plays better with playmakers/better players. Dupuis is a 3rd liner. Tangradi has 2nd line potentional.
I think Gaustad will be too much though as a UFA