He's not paid like a top line player. He's paid like a 2nd/3rd line guy and that's what he is, and yeah he'll get worse, but Umberger is a much worse player. Why do Philadelphia players need to be put on notice? They've traded a top player on their team in 2 of the last 3 offseasons. If players haven't learned that you can just get traded out of Philadelphia for no real reason, they're kinda thick.
The forward group is solid, it's the D that terrible. I have no idea why this transpired. It seems that GM's are trying to get out of some of these longer deals. I wonder if they feel the cap is gonna drop a decent amount. How does expansion figure in to revenue if those teams struggle?
I'd take Sharp in here in a heartbeat. Maybe Larsson could get a fresh start in Chicago, although I know they are looking for help at center.
Sharp's skillset and style of play is similar to Selanne and he still could be playing 3rd line minutes his age.
Kane and Toews must be looking to break the bank because they are looking at moving Oduya or Chaaallllmerrsonnnn also.
I can't watch another season with no finishers.