DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Flo The Action wrote:DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Flo The Action wrote:dennycrane wrote:Not watching but TSN/Sportsnet hosts must be going nuts by now.
It was like this last year wasn't it?
Anyway. I hope Ottawa does something. Murray can't improve this team by continuing to sit on his hands and hope that prospects pan out. With Turris and Ryan? hurt, I'd look at this as an opportunity to start trading off players for picks and thinking about the future. This includes moving Hoffman today. His return is at its peak now - a 25+ goal scorer, restricted, and a cheap $$ add for a playoff team.
In what world does that help us? In one sentence you say Murray should be making a play to make us better and in the other you want us to acquire picks by shedding some of our best players?
So in your books who plays LW next year? Seems like there's already a gap on the LW and you wanna trade Hoffman and create a much bigger gap?
Hey it's not just you. This whole fanbase seems to be leaning to messing with this team.
The only way we should be thinking of trading Hoffman is if we can't resign him. Don't let Ev McGuire fool you, Hoffman is a valuable piece of this team.
I didn't mean trading our best players. I meant getting rid of Wiercioch and Chiasson. I agree Hoff is valuable but his future with this time are in his hands and his stock will never be as high. I agree that the LW is really weak. Prince and Puempel can both play and can both be used to bring in a credible LW. Can't bank on Mac playing 70+ games next year.
The impression I am getting is that it will be hard to sign Hoff so take advantage of this situation now before he walks as an FA.
Hoffman is one of our best players. I'm 100% with flo on this one.