Re: Flyers interested in Ryder
posted at 6/25/2011 8:46 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Flyers interested in Ryder
[QUOTE]I don't know much about Laich. But from what I'm reading here, I like his effort level. He's also a consistent 20+ goal scorer.
Cole would be a good pickup as well. Jokinen has only had one good season where he scored 30. Other than that he's been very ordinary. Brooks Laich sounds like a Bergeron line type of player.
I don't view Seguin as that guy. If Seguin takes his game to the next level I'm comfortable with him on any line. But right now that isn't his playing style.
Posted by mattc355[/QUOTE]
Jokinen I like, although I understand the hesitation given the fact that he's been a late bloomer, so to speak. He's got good vision, could definitely see him as a 20-30-50 guy for the next few years. Needs work on his defensive game.
I like Cole as well, but not for what he and his agent will demand. It's been speculated that he's been offered nearly $4M per year and according to some papers in the Raleigh area, they are "far apart" in their negotiations. Plus, he's 32 and his health hasn't been the greatest in recent years. It's unfortunate, as he has the potential to be a 25-30 goal scorer every year.
Your assumptions from what you've read/heard on here are SPOT ON! I couldn't tell you how awesome our 2nd line would be, as he would slide into the Right Wing, with Bergy down the middle and Marshmont on the left side. His versatility comes in handy as well, as if Bergy gets kicked out of the faceoff circle, Laich can step right in.
Whoever gets Brooks Laich will be in for a REAL treat. He plays a lot like Bergy. Goes ALL OUT to make plays, and would spill his guts out. Outstanding leader, on and off the ice. He's a solid 20-30-50 guy, but you'd get way more bang for the buck with him than Jokinen or Cole. Really, really solid 2-way player. He is outstanding as a point-man on the powerplay and is a great penalty killer. He is also very versatile, as he can play Centre and Right Wing equally well. He's still in his prime, too.
I'd have no reservations about giving him a 5-6 year contract in the range of $3-4M/YR. If I were PC, I'd tell his agent, "name your price."
George McPhee and the CAPS front office should have their houses burned to the ground if they let him go.