Re: PC: Deals are in place
posted at 11/20/2010 1:03 PM EST
In Response to Re: PC: Deals are in place
[QUOTE]The good thing DC is Chiarelli is taking the multiple answer test. All of the above, A, B or C he can be creative. PC knows he needs bodys as injuries will occur so it leads me to believe it will be one player.
Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]
I don't know what's in store, really. PC could go soooo many ways with this. These are, in my opinion, his options and the impact:
- Get rid of one player. It has to be Ryder then, because otherwise (unless its TT, which would be hard to believe right now), the B's would be right up against the salary cap with no room to add someone at the deadline or bring up extras from Providence. Problematic that Ryder has been very effective. I am sympathetic to the argument, though, that Savvy and Sturm will make up the difference.
- Get rid of a couple of players not named Ryder. Then it would be a combo of Ference, Hunwick, Paille, and/or Wheeler. Getting rid of Paille makes a lot of sense to me because he's basically a spare. I am not a huge Ference or Hunwick fan BUT
both have been playing well of late and getting rid of one puts the B's in a dangerous place in terms of depth on D.
- Get rid of Thomas. Seems crazy given how hot he has been and the reasonable cap hit at goaltender.
- Never put Sturm in the lineup. Might make the most sense, actually, since it wouldn't impact team chemistry (see above link for relevance). However, would hurt the B's reputation amongst free agents and, potentially, among teammates and Bergeron.