Monday, April 23, 2007

TSN's Take On The Caps' Off-Season Game Plan

Scott Cullen of TSN (slogan: "Like ESPN, except we give a damn about hockey!") has his thoughts on what the Caps should (or will) do this off-season. The article serves as a nice compliment to what I posted this morning, because it goes into much more depth on some of the things to which I alluded.

Anyway, there's nothing earth-shattering in the article, but he does throw a few free agent names out there as possibilities, including Scott Gomez, Chris Drury, Peter Forsberg, Mike Comrie, Tyler Arnason, Ladislav Nagy, Kyle Calder and Scott Hartnell up front and Roman Hamrlik, Andrei Markov, Brian Rafalski, Andy Sutton and Scott Hannan on the blueline [note: I linked each to each player's TSN.ca bio for your convenience, and if you're curious as to how much money the guy made this past year, head to NHLPA.com].

Of the players mentioned, only the thought of Sutton in Caps' red, white and blue makes me throw-up in my mouth, though some names obviously excite me more than others (and some are obviously more realistic than others).

But my real question after reading this article is, "What the hell is the basis for the TSN.ca Rating that Bryan Muir ranks as the top Caps' blueliner?!"

7 comments:

Tyler said...

Muir: +/-?

The list: Indifferent Kyle Calder inspires upchuck as well.

Anonymous said...

yea, im disappointed he was even on that list

Scott said...

perhaps it has something to do with the fact that he's an unrestricted free agent rather than a restricted free agent? maybe the caps paid TSN money to rate him higher in hopes of getting rid of him

JP said...

The formula must heavily weight plus/minus-to-talent ratio.

Anonymous said...

TSN's formula is completely out of touch with reality it has Kristian Huselius rated higher than Alex Ovechkin.

Tyler said...

One thing TSN has right: It values hockey more highly than Arena football.

Muir aside: I can live with him as the seventh D. (But can he live with that?)

Anonymous said...

Would love to see Markov or Hannon here: some size & a left-handed shot.