Bobby The Missing-Holik: An Unfortunate Burp in Human Evolution
Me thinks the floodgates are about to open in player movement and stay open until well into the start of the season. It must be both terrifying and exhilirating to be an NHL general manager right about now. In the next couple of months the winners will be those who quickly figure out the answers to some key questions:
- How will the rule changes will effect the nature of the game and what type of talent is best suited for this new reality?
- Who to keep, who to let go, and who to buy out?
- Should you buy a player out or hold on to them in the hopes of making a trade?
- Draft in your current spot or move if you're not sure about how your roster is going to shake out?
I might be fun right now to be the GM in Phoenix. They are loaded with signed talent and at a total salary level of $28.5 mil. If they come up with a goalie solution, add a blueliner, and find a way to stay under the cap in the next few weeks, look out.