Captain Roy Bringus wrote:
That one doesn't make a lot of sense. But who knows, him and Crosby are butt buddies.
It caught me by surprise. Someone at the office mentioned Wednesday they'd heard a rumor - I had not heard anything. Got home and googled a bit, and saw that even the boys from the local rag had been discussing it - I must have been out of the loop for a few days.
One of Umberger or Prospal to the Pens, do make sense however. Hope they are explored.
Me too - I'd like to see what Keko and Davidson can do with a boatload of picks in a deep draft.
I agree with what some of the people over there are saying. This is a good year to be a bad team at the deadline. I don't see more than 3-4 teams being sellers this year.
This is why I can see someone making a run at a bad contract like Wisniewski's - so many buyers, too few sellers.
StingerThirdJersey wrote:Am I the only person that doesn't want to trade Wiz? I know he's had some injuries, blah blah blah
He's been exactly what we wanted him to be ever since he signed with the CBJ. He proved his split year with NYI and MTL was not a one year wonder. He's a serious threat on the PP, his slap shot is leagues above anybody else on the team, he's got toughness they desperately needed when they signed him, and he's got the temperament that the locker room needs going forward with the whole culture change they got going on with the WORK HARD EVERY DAMN NIGHT theme we got going on right now.
Overpaid? Yes, of course. He was a FA. Is he what we wanted and hoped? Absolutely.
I'm with you on Wisniewski.
I'm just assuming Davidson and Keko are looking to strike while expectations from the fan base are low. Trading anything of value for picks and prospects, to do the ground-up rebuild. I like Wiz too, for all the reasons you give. But I think he's going to be a targeted commodity at a deadline with too few sellers.
Hate to see Dorsett go down. This team is suddenly fun to watch again, and Dorsett's attitude is a big part of the chemistry IMO.