Lock him up long term and get this kid some help in the offseason. Do that and he will be a bonafide all star for years to come.
In a normal offseason he’s probably worth every bit of that $4-$5M. This is NOT a normal offseason.
Would be nice if he’d take a one year “I’ll prove it to you” deal for $2-$2.5M. But he won’t - in fact few players would. This one will be interesting.
I don’t disagree with this logic - I mean we certainly need some bodies to help put the biscuit in the basket. Just not sure a long term contract (4-6 years at $6 - $7M clams per) would be smart long term. I think the cap is going to become a huge issue for many teams in the next couple seasons.
Hiring Torts - one of the best decisions made by this organization EVER.
Like them both - just think Elvis has a higher ceiling. Then again the goalie position in hockey is arguably the hardest position in any sport to gauge with regards to long term success. And making the wrong decision can hurt you for a LONG time. The flyers are STILL looking for Bob’s replacement (although Carter does appear to be that guy). We must choose wisely.
Not taking anything away from Zach cause he is phenomenal as well but Seth Jones - the next captain of the CBJ!
I commend the author for writing this piece. Well thought out and quite factual.
CBJ overachieved this year - no doubt about it. The shutdown certainly helped us - maybe more then anyone else in the league - cause we were able to get healthy. And subsequently, we made it to the playoffs.
All that aside, this team still has some pretty significant holes - certainly on the offensive side of things. If management sits idly by without making any moves, next year could be a really long year - especially in the east. If we go into the season with this roster - does anyone see us higher then a 6 seed? And that’s if everything goes right for us (Unlike this year where the injury bug was simply brutal)!
I’ll hate to see people get traded because they’ve put they’re heart and soul in this team and CBUS - but this is a business and it’s time to go shopping.
Too soon to write this article IMO. While I think each is talented, not sure that these four will develop enough to get us to where we need to be offensively. That said, based on managements comments about wanting to build from within each of these guys MUST develop - or the next few years could not be super fun to watch from an offensive perspective.
Dear CBJ front office - please get this team some offensive help in the offseason. At least two people who can create, pass, and score consistently
The CBJ fan base
When a team struggles to score as much as we do, the law of averages eventually catches up to them.
Let’s hope management gets some help to CBUS this summer. We need some peeps who can put the biscuit in the basket. Offseason gonna be interesting.
Agree with Q. We need to put on our selling shoes in a big way and sell FA’s that CBUS is a great hockey town regardless of what some people say or think.
As for bad contracts, yes I think we have a few - but so do most teams. The flip side of that argument is we have a bunch of guys who want to be in cbus and have bought in to the environment. And that also goes a long way.
Time to move on from this one.
What a fun game to watch.
Elvis got ZERO help from anyone on 3 of those 4 goals last game. Having him not available tonight is a very big loss. Especially if Korpi falters.
Oh well - what’s done is done. Have to find a way to regroup.
Toronto played a 60 minute game in regulation - we played 56. End of story.
What an unbelievable comeback. Congrats to the CBJ - what an incredible effort to get that W.
Stop the penalties, play with some energy - like hair on fire energy, and score a power play goal (or two). Do that and I like our chances. Don’t do that and the hill becomes so much steeper.
Suffice to say - tonight is a must win game.
Can we ask Panarin if he wants to join the top line since he’s now officially started his summer vacation.
Kidding of course (sort of)!
Hockey package - best 120 spent every year.
One of the best things this franchise has done was hire Torts. He’s been pretty much awesome since he took to gig five years back.
With how poorly last offseason went for us, to be nominated is VERY well deserved. Congrats coach!!
Let’s do this!
I too am a conspiracy theorist of sorts and I 100% agree Q. I just don’t see CBJ getting the first pick. If we lose to the leafs, It’ll probably end up with the Blackhawks and we will pick 15th.
If the CBJ didn’t have bad luck in the lottery, we’d have no luck.
Well that’s disappointing
I wish he would have taken the Ohio flag off the sweater all together. Its just such a boring logo. YAWN.