shmenguin wrote:a legit wing wouldn't have helped sid's wrist or whatever caused him to play like trash this year. but nether would any of the other options. he's getting surgery and we fired the guy who butchered the rest of the lineup in order to help a lost cause. so i don't know what exactly would have been missing last year if everyone would have been operating at full capacity. but from the list, i'll take the thing that may have help us not get neutered offensively again when things got real.
and while i don't like the neal trade, i'm satisfied with the way rutherford has otherwise shaped the lineup. so top 6 wing it is.
I hate to beat a dead horse but i point the finger at Bylsma, instead of playing SId and Geno all series long, if he had knowelege that Sids wrist was hurting. He should of used Sid as a decoy, giving Geno Kunitz and Neal and try to ride that line. I guess i have the luxury of hindsight to complain about this. But a injured Sid with a Malkin isn't going to make SId healthy. SHould of played Sid with Jokenin and Gibbons, Bylsma should of sold it to the media that he wanted a line with speed or something.
As far as the needs of the team, i side with what the other poster mentioned. A top 6 winger not in a Neal mold but in a Hornqvist mold. Hell knowing Hartnell and Umberger got traded for each other i would of loved either one of them. Get another hard working 20 goal winger not so much the potential 40 goal scorer. A blue colar guy like a Kunitz oe Hornqvist.
I am on the fence as what we need more a "vet", a defensive Dman or a bottom 6 forward. I guess you can find a good vet in a bottom 6 position. Our young defencemen i think need a chance to sink or swim to see if they can get us what we need at a min. salary. SO i guess ride this lineup til the deadline and see what we really need.