Today marks Day 1 of the NHL's free agency period were FAs can officially sign with teams (but as we've seen, GMs and players have turned this into an NBA-like free agency period).
The Rangers don't project to be huge players today with limited cap space needed to sign their own RFAs (Stepan and McDonagh the 2 prominent names). However, with Glen Sather at the helm still, you never rule out any surprises.
Similar to what Kevin likes to do on Trade Deadline day, we'll have a free agency tracker of all the big rumors and deals that go down throughout the day. It should be one heck of a day. Let's begin!
...didn't Sather just say he wanted to leave some spots available for the young guys? Oh well. Guess he's trying to catch lightning in a bottle with a former 4th overall pick who never lived up to expectations.
Here's something Rangers fans might remember Pouliot for...
BREAKING NEWS: The #NYR have agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Aaron Johnson...details to follow...— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 5, 2013
- NYR gets Johnson on a one-year, $600k deal. Another depth signing for the defense. Just like in baseball with pitching, you can never have enough defenseman in hockey.
Confirmed. Dom Moore signs with #Rangers. 1 yr deal. Believed at 1m.— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) July 5, 2013
...and it looks like Sather found a replacement for Powe. Big Moore fan from when he was with the Rangers first time around. Good to see him get back into the game after taking season off to deal with death of his wife.
- The overpaying continues. Filppula is a nice No. 2-No. 3 option but by no means worth that kind of money. Questionable signing for Yzerman and the Bolts, who have bigger needs than at center.
Hendricks to Nashville - 4 years, $1.85 million per season.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) July 5, 2013
Katie Strang at ESPN says Rangers weren't in on Hendricks because they didn't have any money.
...Henricks was a guy I know a lot of Rangers fans were interested in, so I'm sure this is a bummer for most. Team first guy who brings a lot of the intangibles the Rangers lost last season without Prust, Dubi, Mitchell and Anisimov.
Horton gets 7 yrs, $37.1 mil from CBJ and Clarkson reportedly gets 7 yrs, $36.75 mil from Toronto. Will either or both teams regret these?— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) July 5, 2013
Stephen Weiss to DET is done. 5 years, $4.9M.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
... after seeing all these numbers today, I'm almost expecting Hamrlik to get a five-year, $25 million offer. lol. I thought Rangers might have been able to get Weiss for $3million per. Guess not.
Pension Plan Puppets has the details of Tyler Bozak's new five-year deal to stay in Toronto.
- It's a shade north of $4 million per season, which is reasonable. Leafs get Bozak back for less than what they were paying Mikhail Grabovski. Still, I'm not sold on Bozak as a No. 1 center. Good on faceoffs, maybe even a tad underrated but not an ideal No. 1. Not enough production.
Not done quite yet but TOR closing in on David Clarkson and re-signing Tyler Bozak.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
- Can't wait for the megadeals these two are about to receive. Think Horton's deal was looney? Wait for Clarkson's.
Nathan Horton will undergo shoulder surgery this summer. Expected to be sidelined until December.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
- What are the Blue Jackets thinking? Sign a 28-year-old, injury prone player to a huge, seven-year deal and he needs major shoulder surgery and expects to be out till December (if all goes well)? Huge mistake by the Blue Jackets. Huge.
Scuderi goes back to Pittsburgh, bolsters Penguins' defense. Four years, $13.5 M.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) July 5, 2013
- Scuderi returns to the scene of his first Cup win. Nice signing and reasonable numbers. However, with eight FAs to sign and right up against the salary cap, I'd expect a move(s) coming from Ray Shero.
Ryan Clowe to Devils. 5 year deal. $4.85 million annual average.— NHL Connected (@NHLconnected) July 5, 2013
- Do the Devils know Clowe suffered THREE concussions last season, which by the way was the amount of goals he scored, too. That's David Clarkson's replacement for sure, but a risky, risky signing for NJ.
Nathan Horton's deal with CBJ is 7 years, $37.1 ($5.3 AAV) but he gets $30M in first 5 years.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
- Head scratcher here. Jarmo Kekalainen's first mistake as Jackets GM. Seven years for a player with concussion issues is risky business. Horton is a good offensive player but now is heavily overpriced.
Pierre Marc Bouchard is an Islander. 1 year deal.— NHL Connected (@NHLconnected) July 5, 2013
- Hate to say it, but I like this move for the Islanders. Bouchard has documented concussion issues but, if healthy, is a very shifty offensive player. Can play center or wing and, assuming Brad Boyes doesn't come back, would be an upgrade.
Ribeiro's four year deal in PHX has an AAV of $5.5M. Partial NMC/NTC.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
- I guess now that the Phoenix Coyotes of Arizona are staying around for a while, why not throw some money around to improve the team? Ribeiro fills out their top-six and gives Shane Doan a legit playmaker to skate with. Solid move and reasonably priced compared to others.
Red Wings announce Daniel Alfredsson's deal. One year at $5.5-million cap hit. Lot of bonuses to get to that number though.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) July 5, 2013
- Looks like Alfredsson's going for a shot at a Cup in the Motor City. Solid move for Detroit but that looks to spell the end of youngster Damien Brunner, who could get a solid deal for a team looking for a scoring winger.
#CBJ have extended a long-term offer to free agent Nathan Horton.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 5, 2013
- Horton to Columbus sounds closer to becoming a reality. Adds some scoring and grit to their top-six. Biggest factor is him staying healthy.
Free Agency has officially begun. Anyone (that is a free agent) can sign anywhere now. Also, waivers were announced at noon, and as James Mirtle reports, everyone that was listed yesterday has cleared.
Meanwhile, Jim Cerny spoke to Alain Vigneault, who wants to add depth but with a preference for defensemen.
- Arron Asham and Darroll Powe were among those listed yesterday, so they went unclaimed. Sather placed them on waivers conceivably with hopes that at least one would get claimed and give the Rangers some cap room to work with. Neither did, so unless Sather has something else up his sleeve he'll have to make due with what he has; not a lot.
Staal, Girardi, McDonagh, Del Zotto, Moore, and Stralman is a perfectly fine top-six defense corps. However, injuries will happen (and we don't know Staal's condition). And for all we know one is involved in a trade that Sather has kept quiet. Justin falk was recently acquired but, if we learned anything last season, you can never have too many defensemen.
TSN's Darren Dreger confirms that Ray Emery is expected to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers today on a 1-year deal.
- Not that any Rangers fans are complaining, but the Flyers never seem to learn. In an offseason where Schneider, Luongo, Halak, Miller, and a handful of other quality, long-term goaltenders have been ripe for the picking, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren instead puts the Flyers neck deep in the salary cap with an expensive deal with Vincent Lecavalier, a center. The Flyers finished 9th in goals for the past season but 23rd in goals against; you'd think keeping pucks out of their own net would be a bigger priority. Instead, it will be yet another season where the Flyers will have stopgap, mediocre options in net.
The Fourth Period's Dave Pagnotta believes that, unless something dramatic happens, Nathan Horton will be signing with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Sportsnet reporter (and former Ranger) Nick Kypreos reports that Dan Cleary has received a nice offer from the Dallas Stars and now the Red Wings have to make a choice on whether they want to make a new bid to Cleary or move on.
The New York Daily News' Pat Leonard fully expects the Rangers and Ryan McDonagh to reach an agreement within the next two or so days.
- Horton reportedly wants to go to a non-traditional hockey market and the Blue Jackets are most certainly that. As always, contract figures matter but Horton is a nice fit for a young, emerging team in Columbus.
- Cleary is a nice depth player but Detroit would live without him. Kypreos cites Stephen Weiss as a player they could go after and if he is healed from all injuries then he surely would be an upgrade to a Detroit team that seems to be going all-in for a Stanley Cup run.
- I don't think anyone expects McDonagh to play anywhere else but in New York both next season and in the near future, but nothing is ever guaranteed. Again, the Rangers would match any contract another team offered to McDonagh unless it was absurdly expensive. Nonetheless, you'd prefer the Rangers and McDonagh do it on their own terms and get it over with.
Looks like Alfredsson to the Red Wings is all but official. Free agents who weren't bought out can not officially sign until 12PM Eastern Time.
Meanwhile, The Star Ledger's Richard Chere spoke to someone affiliated with the Devils, who implies that the game is getting too quick for Ryane Clowe and that he might not be "the right fit" for the Devils.
- Hard to imagine Alfredsson anywhere but Ottawa, but if he is going elsewhere then Detroit makes plenty of sense. They're always in the mix for making noise in the playoffs and there are a number of fellow Swedes on the roster, including Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen.
- As for Clowe, it sort of adds on to what we said earlier. Clowe is slowly wearing down and, while he still is a very good player now, he probably is not ging to be worth what he's earning after the first one or two years. Still, the Devils have been linked with Clowe by multiple people and we don't know how much say, if any, the person Chere spoke to has in any decisions.
Dreger reports on Ryane Clowe.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if Clowe lures a 5 year term.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 5, 2013
- If this is what Clowe was seeking from the Rangers (and again, I don't blame him for pursuing what he feels is best for himself) then it's best that he's not returning. He was a very good player for the Rangers after they acquired him and he's a great guy to have in the locker room. You hate that he probably won't be part of the team next season but Sather is showing restraint for all the right reasons. The later years of that contract would really muck things up financially. But good for Ryane if another team gives him the security that he clearly deems important.
The first real stunning news of today comes with reports rom multiple people, including TSN's Darren Dreger, that Daniel Alfredsson has told the Senators he will not be returning. The Red Wings are linked as the favorites for Alfredsson right now.
- Wow. It makes sense that Alfredsson, soon the be 41, might want one last shot at the Stanley Cup. What doesn't make sense is why he stuck with Ottawa through multiple rebuilding years and is choosing to leave now, when Ottawa finally is on the rise again and made it to the second round of the playoffs last season. Maybe things soured between him and Paul McLean. Maybe he just wants a change. I also wouldn't rule out the possibility of this amounton to Alfredsson's camp leaking these reports in an attempt to play hardball with the Senators and pressure them into giving Alfredsson what he is seeking. We'll see.
Andrew Walker of The Fan 960 in Calgary reports on Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson.
Hearing the #Leafs and D Cody Franson, the former Vancouver Giant, have stopped negotiating on new deal, and a trade looks to be coming— Andrew Walker (@fan960walker) July 5, 2013
Meanwhile TSN's Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger share thoughts regarding Restricted Free Agents.
@TSNBobMcKenzie. Already talk of offer sheets among teams with space. Pietrangelo, Bogosian, Little, Bailey, Henrique, Hamonic...— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 5, 2013
- Franson, a Restricted Free Agent, is quickly developing into a nice, young offensive defenseman. He had 29 points in last year's lockout-shortened season. Rangers are unlikely to be a landing spot since our defense is pretty set as is. Someone will benefit from adding him if he truly is leaving Toronto.
- As for McKenzie and Dreger, it's good to not see McDonagh, Stepan, or Hagelin's names linked... yet. We need to remember, though, that any marginally reasonable deal for any of those guys that another team offers can and almost certainly will be matched by the Rangers.
Pierre LeBrun at ESPN was apparently was the first to link the Devils to Ryane Clowe (Bob McKenzie sees the Devils as a favorite for Clowe). But LeBrun also claims the Habs were, but no longer are, in on Clowe.
"Speaking of Clowe, the Habs were willing to do a short-term deal with him but it’s believed the UFA power forward wants to get a bit more security, and who can blame him."
- Hard to blame Clowe for turning down any one or two year deals because someone surely is going to offer him a longer ranging deal. But if Clowe is outright refusing anything fewer than four years then it's probably for the best that Sather the Rangers are almost definitely moving on from him. Concussion issues aside, and those certainly should raise a bit of concern, Clowe will be 31 this season and he seems to be at the beginning of a decline. He's still going to be a very nice player to have for the next three or so seasons but the last thing the Rangers need is to have a banged up, 35-year-old Ryane Clowe on the books in a few years.
Toronto Star writer Damien Cox has an update on Dominic Moore, who we cited previously as a potential target for the Rangers.
Ran into ex-Leaf Dominic Moore over here at Wimbledon. Definitely looking at getting back into NHL after yr off following death of his wife.— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) July 5, 2013
Meanwhile, Mike Russo at the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that center Matt Cullen won't be returning to the Wild. Cullen is a former New York Ranger.
- Cullen is most probably not a target for the Rangers since Stepan, Brassard, and (in theory) Richards all fill the role of finesse, offensive centers. Cullen will be 37 in Novermber but, with 27 points in 42 games last season, still has something left in the tank. Wouldn't be a bad depth signing for a contending team or a good veteran signing for a rebuilding team.
Larry Brooks of the NY Post writes the Rangers have held dicussions with free-agent center Dominic Moore and nearly brought the former Blueshirt back last season before the lockout ended. Brooks also states the team could have interest in Maxim Lapierre.
- I wouldn't mind a second tour of duty for Moore albiet if his heart is truly in it. He's a solid fourth-line center and responsible defensively. Signing Moore would likely be the end of Brian Boyle, though.
- Lapierre makes more sense now because of Alain Vigneault being here.
Chalk this up as the biggest surprise of the day if it happens. Alfredsson has been the franchise and for him to leave would be a huge blow to the Senators. His curious comments about 'probably not' beating the Penguins in the playoffs come into play at all here? Perhaps he wants 1 legit shot at a Cup before retiring.
Ray Emery in PHI; Nathan Horton in CBJ; Ryane Clowe in NJ. But lots of intrigue, shouldn't be long after 12 noon that signings get done.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
- Here's your first NYR news of the morning. The team can't afford to bring Clowe back but to see him go to NJ would be tough. That is, until he suffers another concussion and becomes damaged goods for the Devils. Huge risk by them if they sign Clowe long term.
-Emery would be a solid option in net for the Flyers. Horton in Columbus would be very interesting.
Little doubt David Clarkson will get a 7 year term. Some gm's think he will get $6 mil or higher per. #TSN— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 5, 2013
- HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. In all seriousness, Clarkson can play top-six minutes and score you 20-25 goals, but that's it. He doesn't kill penalties, is actually in the penalty box more often than not and is injury prone because of his style. That will be a future amnesty buyout.
4 teams in the mix for Mike Ribeiro. Capitals did not close the door. That does not mean he'll be back in Washington. #RDS— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 5, 2013
- Centers are the dominant position available this offseason. Lots of options for teams in the market. I'm sure whichever center the Capitals do sign, Adam Oates will complain about not getting enough calls in Games 6 and 7 against the Rangers.
Some rumblings of Iginla interest in St Louis. History with Hitch, but Blues are targeting a centre. Will battle Det and others for Weiss.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 5, 2013
- There hasn't been much of a market for Iginla, but I think St. Louis would be a great fit. Would had great veteran leadership to a young team.
Told no progress on Bozak extension talks with Leafs. Negotiation is ongoing. Sense is Nonis will not do $5 x 5yrs. Will someone else? #TSN— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 5, 2013
- A rumor came out earlier in the week Bozak's camp had an 8-year offer on the table for the Leafs to consider. I hope Dave Nonis laughed manically then ripped it up in front of their faces.
Dominic Moore is ok, always seemed like a good guy. But overall Rangers signed a bunch of bums yeaterday. None of these guys will be on the team and re signed next summer. Pretty much a total waste of time.
Since we are still kinda draft crazy.....2005 NHL Draft:
1 Sidney Crosby
2 Bobby Ryan
3 Jack Johnson
4 Benoit Pouliot
5 Carey Price
Last Scouting report of him... The good, the bad and the lazy....
I am sorry, but this guy looks like he could be a steal for 1,300,000. He has the size, and it looks like he has a nice pair of hands. He could flourish in the right system, and the talent is there (he went 4th overall)
Is it just me or is part of the qualification requirement for a GM job to fail an intelligence test - or perhaps they do not know what C-A-P spells. I'm really surprised at JD. Good to see Dom Moore back - he's a spark plug and we need that. Pouliot signing has me really intrigued. Some skill and snarl there. He's turning 27 this year I believe, not too late to break out - couid be his year - I think he's a left winger - still we need size, nastiness and hard checkers and both these guys are small to average. These recent moves appear to have us poised for a big trade
Just trying to make some interesting conversation but what about throwing Boyle/Pouliot on the first line to free up space for Stepan/Richards and Nash to work some magic while the Boyle/Pouliot cause havoc in front of the net. It seemed to work well with the Hawks with Bickell. He's no playmaker or sniper but it gave Towes and Hossa some space to do their thing. You can tell me I'm smoking crack but I'm just throwing it out there to hear what you guys would say to that.... if it would work.... wouldn't.... They are always going to go after Nash unless someone can get in the Dmens face and screen the goalie. Haglein is a great puck retriever with speed but do you think he fits best on the first line?
Boyle/Pouliot Richards Nash (If Richards is conditioned and his old self)
Kreider Stepan Zucc (Stepan and Zucc could set up Kreider nicely)
Haglein Brassard Callahan (Speed/Energy Line)
Boyle/Pouliot Moore Dorsett (Energy/Checking Line)
Kristo/Miller/ Lindberg is called up if anyone goes down
This was a good year not to have any money. Some outrageous overpayments. Imagine getting stuck with that contract? Then again Richards...
@TheNYRBlog horrible signing ..
look at it this way, maybe all these teams outspent themselves for next year when we have a little dough to throw around?
This is neither here nor there but I'm going to miss powe. Guy was a great grinder roll player back end guys make a world of difference and its not a plug and play like the rangers keep treating there grinders
This is the way I look at the roster.
Right here you see we have to many players. At least one, probably two or three of these young kids are going to make the roster. Another reason I think a trade is coming. If you package Boyle, Pyatt and DZ. then they can compete for that spot. Let me tell you this they are going to play while Cally and Hags are out and if they play well they stay. We just have too many depth players taking up space right now. I think a trade is coming.
Another thing Boyle has no business on this team. I like him at center on the 4th line because he wins a ton of faceoffs. But, to have a guy that can win faceoffs on the wing who is a friendly giant and is a poor skater is kind of ridiculous. He basically becomes a bigger version of Powe being that all he can do is PK
I disagree and think they were all solid moves with little cap hit and great potential upside. They also position us for a bigger trade option by making: Powe, ash, pylon, the giraffe, Strahlman, and yes even delzaster expendable. We have some solid youngsters that may fight for positions but having solid depth is what allows us to keep moving even when one player goes down. I am not sure if it was torts belief in Ritchie and DZ or the lack of any solid call ups that he trusted from the whale but it cost us. Hopefully Mashinator and the rest learned from their call ups and will do a better job of earning at least a relief spot and making an impact. If slats can work his magic and get us a solid bruising point shot for a combination of the guys I mentioned I think we will be MUCH better off but even if he can't the depth is reassuring for a full season in what will be a bruising division.
A lot of people don't realize but pouliot put up 20 points last year (8 and 12) in a shortened season. He is a third liner that can score it's a good pickup
Only scrub is the guy we got.
@FREE LINDBERG Wow, you are right. Looks like a nice fit on the first line for me... Drives to the net with a little size and no fear. That will give Nash some space.... Although, I didn't see any TB Lightning highlights(I know... it was a Bruins tribute). I hope he still plays that way....
@josh930 Has Boyle ever reeked havoc in front of the net? Maybe in front of our own when he trips over his skates and deflects one past Hank lol. Someone should teach him how to do that His value to the team would go way up. He lost some grit after the Chris Neal hit. Right now it's just small guys or big players who play like small guys.
@Easy_Kreider Definitely. Especially after they buy out Richards....
@cb1 Or how about DZ, Boyle and a pick for John Carlson from Washington?
@cb1 I mean wild speculation, but i have heard now that they have Seth Jones, Nashville could be looking to move one of their two young dmen in Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm. I would send a package of DZ and Boyle for Ekholm... maybe throw in a pick and Pyatt to get it done. Ekholm is 6'4" 200 pounds and has a great shot.
You better rethink that roster pal. Dorsett is not an enforcer....he is an instigator who can fight. Dorsett is a lightweight who can take on the occasionally middleweight. It's not enough. In addition to Dorsett, you also need a heavyweight...or at the very least....a good middleweight who can take on and beat the occasional heavyweight.
We need someone who can intimidate and act as a deterrent. Dorsett is not a deterrent.
You play the season with just Dorsett in the line-up....and teams will tee-off on us again....just like last year.
the players next to cally and hags fill in while they are out, but it could be any of the four kids... whoever impresses
@FREE LINDBERG Hmmm, I just don't see this Pouliot guy making any noise. A big soft body, which we have plenty of. This guy will be shuffling back and forth in the minor leagues. There is a reason he is a bust because he more likely has an attitude and won't work hard. I will be surprised if he and Aaron Johnson are with the team by next March. I just don't see it, I think this was a stretch and a waste of time.
@Betweentheworlds @josh930 Can't agree with you more. I was just complaining in multiple posts in this thread about the size of Boyle(6'7 244lbs) and plays like hes Zuccs size. Wishful thinking I guess. Kreider is a big boy but he's worth more than standing in front of the net. Haven't seen Pouliot much but I'm hoping he has some grind to him.
I wouldn't throw a ton a players at one young dman. I think we need to get the most bang for our buck here.
@cb1 hes also 23, I would love to do that trade, and it would clear a good amount of cap space for our RFA's
Josh...I agree he has been productive. Last years numbers avg. out to be 50-pts over a full season. Maybe he turns into another Pascal Dupus. A guy who found himself in his mid-20's & became a pretty good player. For 1.3-m it's a no risk deal & he obviously has talent he was the 4th overall pick. I love the signing.
Breaking News.....Chris Kreider will no longer be a defensive liability when he's on the ice....
Oh my bad...its just speculation. ;)
@cb1 @FREE LINDBERG @GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Hank, Kreider and Cally will all be coming back. If Brassard and Moore play like they did for us last year they are locks too. If they both stay on the roster, I think we are going to have to chose between one of Girardi and DZ, if del zotto has a good year. Stralman depends on his play this year and price. Boyle will be gone.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Thats tough though because even if we trade these guys we are also trying to dump cap. Also, the way I am looking at it we are not resigning any of these guys next year besides DZ if he has a good year (which we still may not be able to afford)
@cb1 @FREE LINDBERG they have 4 million in cap, and that trade would fill their roster. Also, he came over from the SEL last year after his team was eliminated from the playoffs. Last year was his first eligible year, the kid is a stud and will be. Also we could use that size and shot for our defense to slide into DZ's position, the cap space to sign RFA's, and the extra offensive position for a kid
McPhee normally I would agree w-you but the league is moving away from those tropes of guys on the roster. Who is the enforcer on the Hawks, Bruins, or Pens? Toughness comes in many ways so I'm not sure it its needed anymore. Maybe I'm wrong who knows but I think the league is changing a bit. Remember something or maybe ur notas old as me the whole enforcer thing only started in the 80's w-yep u guessed Sather, when he had Semenko then Mcsorely to protect all his stars. Before that there was no real enforcers u had to stand up for yourself. Maybe it's going back to that or maybe Colton Orr is on his way back to the Rangers.....lol
@McPhee37 @josh930 @FREE LINDBERG I definitely agree on that... Haley is 5'10 204lbs from the rangers website. Don't know if I'd call that heavyweight. But I just found something interesting.... look at the Hawks roster compared to the rangers roster. Pretty similar. They don't have a heavyweight. Bickell just knows how to use his size unlike Boyle and I don't think Bickell even fought in the playoffs. I don't even think AV is going to worry about an enforcer. Just the players need to stick up for one another ala Adam Graves style...
I'm not saying Boyle isnt expendable...he is.
My point is....Dorsett is not enough toughness. We need a true enforcer for the 4th line. So, Dorsett gets a spot....ALONG with an enforcer.
If they want to give Haley a shot in the enforcer role...great...if not....they better go out and acquire a true deterrent.
@McPhee37 @josh930 @FREE LINDBERG What is his game? I know he can win some faceoffs but dam, hit somebody with that frame or your just wasting space on the 4th line. Boyle is expendable IMO with Moore now. Give one or two of the kids a shot.... and give Pyatt a comfy chair overlooking the games. I think Kristo is going to get a spot for sure...
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG I really want there to be two spots for the four kids. That would create some solid competition. It might be a shocker but if that is the way it works out, I would be obviously Lindberg gets one of the spots because he has the most talent by far, and I could Kristo shocking and getting that 3rd line spot over Miller. The Miller/Kristo competition would be awesome though.