Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Best Hockey Offseason?

The Wild?

Whatever they put in the water in Columbus, I want some!

He apparently didn't take into account the goal scoring the Wild lost. Here's the full story.

Best offseasons

1. Chicago -- With all that "Youth Gone Wild" up front, the Blackhawks landed offensive-minded defenseman Brian Campbell and No. 1 goaltender Cristobal Huet to balance the attack. They could be the next Pittsburgh Penguins.

2. Detroit -- The Red Wings are so good, talent comes knocking on their door. Witness Marian Hossa taking a one-year deal to leave Sidney Crosby's wing and move to Motown. The Wings lost nobody except forward Dallas Drake (retired yesterday) and still have salary-cap room for the future to stay intact.

3. Minnesota -- Gained goal-scoring with Andrew Brunette and Owen Nolan and some offense from the back end, too, with Marc-Andre Bergeron and Marek Zidlicky.

4. Tampa Bay -- Koules may not know what he's doing -- Oren, these are guaranteed contracts -- but the dude can run a shopping spree. The Lightning added eight forwards and two defensemen and killed numerous trees with all the news releases.

5. Columbus -- The addition of Huselius, Umberger and Torres represents a solid step forward. Finally, the forwards are legit. If Tyutin is as good as management thinks, the blue line will be, too.

1 comment:

hipcheck said...

Columbus also just signed Mike York... there is totally something in the water there.

And really, Tampa Bay could go either good or bad. I feel like they were just buying up anyone they could. It didn't seem like they were thinking about need or chemistry. I guess we will have to wait a few more months to find out.