- Nov 17, 2003
eh kinda figured we'd lose Gabby but who knows how healthy he is
D-Mac and Aaron Downey will not be back with the Red Wings next season either. Neither played much this last season anyhow.
Gaborik is great when he plays. The question is how many games will he actually play in a blue shirt and how many will he spend nursing an injury?
Having to face him 6 times a year isn't a very enticing possibility.
The Red Wings offered Hossa $50M over 10 yrs., the Black Hawks upped the ante to $62M over 12 years. Can't keep them all. The wings will say good bye to a couple more veterans in the coming days. Too much young talent that will play for peanuts. Can't keep'em down on the farm forever.
Last night Sather said Gaborik is healthy. This after watching Gaborik playing a whopping 11 regular season games last year.
This is the same Dr. Sather who said a few years ago, when the Rangers acquired Eric Lindros, he really didn't have concussion problems...it was all in his head.
None of those are wining seasons.The last four seasons:
2005-06- 37-34-11- 85 Points
2006-07- 35-31-16- 86 Points
2007-08- 38-35-9- 85 Points
2008-09- 41-30-11- 93 Points
Gomez has a "me" complex. When things are going poorly he tries to do everything himself. I have seen that guy try to stickhandle thru the entire defense far too many times.Well Sather undid one of his previous July 1 mistakes, and was somehow able to convice Bob Gainey to not only take on Gomez's salary, but also to send Christopher Higgins and one of the Canadian's top prospects, Ryan McDonagh, to us in return. If I'm a Hab fan, I'm not happy.
Scott Gomez is a good player, but in today's NHL, with a $7.25 million cap hit for the next five years, you have to be a lot more than good. Gomez is not a number one center and not a big time scorer, something you need to be for that kind of money.
The question now becomes, what does Sather do with his new-found assets and cap room? There is talk of flipping McDonagh to Ottawa in a package for Dany Heatley, and of course free agency starts today, with Marian Gaborik and Marcel Hossa available, among others.
Please Glen, stay calm...