I do not think we could match Prusts deal or like it is part of Nash's deal. I'm really happy for Prust but that was a big contract for his production. I look at it as a reward for his previous 3 seasons. Pyatt was a good substitute on that 3rd line for Prust at a cheaper cost.
I agree that Boyle could be moved to the 2nd line for the time being. I think Hags will be a legit 20 goal scorer once he matures if he stays healthy and retains his speed. I just wish we would find a way to get him some breakaways. I do not think Zooks thinks of himself as a superstar. He just wanted to play in the NHL which he proved he could do by scoring a point every other game. He would not make real money in the AHL and this is a business as well as a sport. 1 injury can end a guys career so I understood that he did not want to take a chance on the AHL again especially when he was passed up for so many inferior players last season. I do hope he comes back. Gross had a tweet about Zooks the other day.
Steps is a good not great player that I would consider trading if the right deal came along. I think his lack of quickness stops him from going up a tier as a player.
I'm always happy to discuss anything from hoops, to hockey, to reality TV with anyone that is polite regardless of their opinion. With that said if you are disrespectful, dishonest, or an extremist type poster I may not waste my time replying to you.