Im pretty sure after a 30 goal season Kane has proved he belongs in the NHL, I dont see us resigning Welly right away but he could come back for a nice low price if he doesnt get signed by anyone else. Glass i hope we can get inked before sunday but even if we dont i still see him back on the GST line for us next season.
Heard that Chevelldayoff offered more money and term to Glass and Mason, but they decided to "go another way". Mason probably thought if I'm only getting 20 games might as well do it back in Nashville. But Glass was a surprise. I guess he feels his chance at playoffs and a cup is better in Pitts. ..which he's right.
Heard that Antropov had a hand in convincing Pon.[ name is too long] to come here. Also heard Pon. said that getting back with Antropov could be good to try this year. Well that will only last this year cause Antropov and his 4m+ salary is out of here after this season and he can take his buddy with him!
Not a bad signing. Olli for 2 years at that $ isn't too big of a risk and can be a good 1 or 2 center. Myself, I'd put him on the 1st line and put Antropov and Pony on the second or preferably 3rd line. I really hop Scheiffle make the team next year! Any idea what the latest on Kane is?
^ Olli has offence to him, but no defence at all. But he does add some expierence and speed to the team. Should produce #'s like last year.
Unless Scheiffle has put on some muscle and stronger on his skates, going to be tough. His biggest problem seemed to be he was easily taken out of the play and he got knocked down a lot and losing the puck. But I hope he comes to camp stronger than last year.
As for Kane, I don't get that fuzzy good feeling that he wants to be here. I think he is overwhelmed at the attention they get in Winnipeg and would like to go to a market where nobody knows who he is outside the rink. Just a gut feeling.