Joined July 4, 2013
8 months, 1 week agodannyglick's comment on:
I'm so grateful to read this. I've been soaking up any and all rumor mill news I could get my hands on over the past week, and was also buying into the panicky reactionism that I think was natural after the Lacavalier roller coaster.... Reading the list of next year's UFAs, along with seeing in print the worst case scenario first two line lineups of what we currently have (Whitney, Benn, Loui, Chaisson, Eikan, Nuker), I'm realizing that it would not be the end of the world to play out what we have this year and go into next summer with dough to spend and more developed D men to sell high. Any one or few of our young guns could have breakout years under this scenario too. A winning veteran pedigree in the locker room would be a great thing for the young guns to feed off of, true, but it is equally true that these guys pulled together a pretty amazing run at the end of last year w/out that, based on attitude and a low ego team approach that would likely grow stronger with another year... and under Ruffy's approach of disciplined defensive play and special teams (areas of needed improvement from last year).
Todd - Thanks for laying this out as you have. Even though I'd love to see HORTON on the back of a new Stars sweater, I will sleep better tonight.