Re: Torey Krug ? help ?
posted at 5/16/2013 1:59 PM EDT
In response to DrCC's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
He or Bartkowski
I was thinking in terms of being an under-sized D that plays larger than he is, with decent wheels and some offensive upside. That's how I would describe Ference, though the offense part seems to have faded.
I think of Bartkowski more like Seidenberg: someone that plays all areas about equally well without excelling at any, though perhaps more defensive than offensive. Bartkowski is just less skilled and/or experienced (time will tell).
It seems likely at least one of those two will be given a shot at a roster spot next year.
I think both deserve it. And having both hedges your bet. (If they give Bartkowski a shot, but he turns into the next Kampfer, you can still try Krug).
I hope they dont sign a FA. Already have cap issues w the cap decreasing 7 million. Save the money. Im hoping for a quiet free agency. I wouldnt mind seeing Spooner called up. When he's given a fair chance (training camp), he looks like he belongs.
I heard something about an amnesty clause. A team can take one contract off the books next year? Do you know if this is true? It would be nice to free up Savards 4M+. I think it was you who taught me that LTIR doesnt really free up the money. It just allows you to go over temporarily, but you have to get back under at a certain point (or something).
I also heard people speculating that Lucic might get it. I think thats rediculous. I know he carries a high cap hit, but if nothing else, he at least has second rd trade value. Not implying that we should trade him. Just implying that if we need to free up the money , I think we can get a pick for him.