I'd like to see all seven come back, and I think it's possible they all do. And when I say "all seven" I'm talking about the seven that were on the roster all or most of this past season. The toughest call might be on Robby Fabbri, but coming off the knee issues, why not give him another year to establish himself.
I think the NHL slogan is true: It's the toughest trophy to win among the main North American team sports.
I'd like to see him back for another year. But I realize $5.75 million is a lot for a fourth_ or third-line forward. A buyout would be pretty expensive.
Who would Brodie replace among your lefty defenseman? Bouwmeester? Dunn? Edmundson? Plus you have a young lefty coming up in Mikkola.
He's expected to be, according to Armstrong.
None of the three you mentioned were around as Black Aces. Kyrou was hurt. Walman, Kostin not around. Only a few Black Aces were around: Husso, Reinke, Butler, Nolan off the top of my head. I didn't see much of these guys practice since they usually came on the ice during media interview time.
I would think yes, at the right price. But don't know for sure.
Yeah, I thought that was you.
If you were Binnington, though, why would you make it a three-year deal and thus lose that potential first year as a UFA?
Yes. And in exactly the order and fashion that you suggest.
Thanks for that. It all makes sense.
I'm sure they do. I also saw some interesting responses under @msmallmon's fabulous video tweet of Binnington acting goofy with the Oakville HS band to the effect of "How did we lose to this guy?"
Many thx. It was a hell of a story to cover.
He certainly had some ups and downs, but he was the team's best defenseman the first month or so of the season.
Barry, hope you have some frequent flyer miles stacked up.
I guess byStillman having St. Louis' best interests at heart. That's an excellent question by the way. Would you have let the Rams leave three years ago if the tradeoff was a Stanley Cup championship. I don't know. . . .
I'm not sure on Maroon. Again, it may come down to cost. Yeah, I think Gunnarsson's gone. And yes, you'd need a quality backup if you were trading Allen.
Personally, nothing Kroenke did tarnishes that Super Bowl championship. That was a St. Louis achievement done by a St. Louis team. Those players loved it here. And Stan was minority owner at the time _ he had a minimal role at the time.
Sticking up for Karlsson here. . ..
He had flashes of quickness and speed. But I wasn't covering the team pre-knee injuries, so I don't really have a good reference point on this one.
To actually win the Cup? I would say not until they got by Winnipeg in Round 1.
OK, that's it for now. Thank you one and all, I've got to get ready for the awards show. See you next week.