Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
Millbury busy dishing excuses for Boston's slow start.
They said the same against Pittsburgh.
Habs won without a single PP goal. The penalty kill was good though.
Those are the risks you need to take if you want to buy the dip on a player
Someone had to take Zautsev.It's not a stock though. It's a human being that is near guaranteed to decline and be useless within the next couple of years. Niskanen is almost 34.
This is simple risk reward, if you're the Leafs, with the Leafs cap structure, you can't afford to spend 5.75m on a defender who might have just shown their first signs of decline.
Yeah, it would be great if we could get all of the players we want, but there's a thing called the cap.
Bet the Wild would guve away SuterThe Niskanens, Weber's and muzzin's of the world should be fine by that age. Worthwhile risk to take if the potential upside is high enough. Maintaining status quo on this d corps ain't it. And neither is trading a core player for a top four d. So make your bold move. Buy dips. Do your homework and take a risk. This guy was a year off from being an elite #1 d and he was traded for fucking gudas.
Instead of spending 4.5 on Ceci and 10+ mil on your third line, maybe spending a little extra on a top four d makes some sense. They can fit him. And he doesnt have to be a #1 or 2 d to be worth his contract. He's underpaid right now. Maybe he'll be overpaid later but I dont mind his odds of being half decent at that age for a player of his caliber.
The Niskanens, Weber's and muzzin's of the world should be fine by that age
So make your bold move. Buy dips.