I guess we should be getting used to this, but it still pains me every single fracking year. DR makes no major moves on trade deadline day. Nothing this year, nada. At least in year’s past he made a minor move or two like for Dominic Moore or Chris Simon, but not this year. Does the idea of getting something for someone who won’t be here mean anything to this organization?
Apparently they have learned absolutely nothing from watching players like Brian Rolston and Pav Demitra leave without getting anything in return. Now, again, we’ll watch players like Bergeron, Stephane and No. 10 walk out the door this summer and have nothing to show for it but a falied run to the playoffs, or if they’re lucky, an 8th seed and a first round loss to San Jose.
Sure, they stepped up and signed the goalie. No brainer, but I should give DR some credit for that. He went ahead and signed a goalie who wanted to be here to a market-value contract, Heck, I think my 9 year old son could’ve negociated that one. Anyways, good work on that one, Mr. Risebrough.
Turning to the future it’s critical that they start accumulating some assets. Younger assets. Players that develop into something. It’d be nice to have some talent on the AHL level, wouldn’t it? Here’s a good question: Who’s roster (both on the NHL and AHL level) would you rather have at this point…Los Angeles, Columbus or Minnesota? For me, I think Minny comes in 3rd in that race and that is pathetic.
Take your money to the bank or try some online betting out instead. It can be a lot more satisfying. Sports gambling can be profitable.