assuming helm is healthy, id much rather see cleary on his wing than miller or eaves, just sayin. Not really thrilled about this deal, but who knows what holland is planning at this point. Some people are ontheri way out, im betting tootoo and miller/eaves and one of sammy/bert r gone when all is said and done.
I understand he had a good playoff, fair enough. But 2.6 million for a guy that hasn't averaged a .50 point per game in two seasons? He's only getting older. Did we not bring Drew Miller back bc of his said intangibles? With all these guys re-signing where are we going to fit Tatar and Nyquist? They are NOT 3rd or 4th line guys. As much as I enjoyed Brunner/Anderson/Nyquist as a semi scoring line, do Ken Holland not think he needs some kind of grit on the bottom 6?
It's frustrating. I'm beginning to think its friends hanging onto friends. 2.6 million.
There's 2 possibilites. Holland wants to trade for a top Dman probably using franzen, sammie, quinc, prospects? Or holland is paranoid about injuries after last year. With helm, sammie, and bert hurt and all the other injuries last year he's stocking up on players and figures someones going to be out by the time the season starts. Or else nill/scouts leaving has left him brain dead..