Ken Holland and the NHL Commerce Deadline
Mark Spector of Sportsnet: So, what’s Ken Holland on the lookout for on the deadline. Right here’s a solution.
“While you get into the playoffs you want dimension and depth. You both put on any person down or they’re going to put on you down,” he stated. “You’re all the time trying on the commerce deadline for some dimension, or expertise. Guys who’ve been there earlier than.”
Any commerce must be for a participant that matches. Holland feels he has the depth and loads of it. It comes all the way down to a job that the final supervisor believes the workforce may be lacking. The deal must be there and cheap.
Bear in mind, each commerce (due to the wage cap) must be wage in and wage out. Edmonton can’t afford to tackle extra wage. All the pieces proper now’s on a holding sample — for now.
The place might Jonathan Bernier find yourself?
Ansar Khan of mlive.com: Once more, the query stays. What’s going to Steve Yzerman do relating to Jonathan Bernier? There’s a joke that Ken Holland may name however that’s unlikely given Edmonton’s cap scenario. Bernier’s report is 7-5. Detroit has received only one sport with out him in internet.
Detroit turns into demonstrably worse with out Bernier however Yzerman may receive a minimum of a second-round decide. Perhaps the proper setting nets a late first-round decide. The latter is just not as seemingly.
Detroit’s goaltending cabinet is naked. It’s extra barren than something for the following 12 months a minimum of. Which means the Crimson Wings, for higher or for worse, want a goalie like Bernier.
One of many choices Yzerman and others have floated is buying and selling Bernier on the April twelfth commerce deadline. Then, the final supervisor affords him a bit extra to come back again within the Fall. It’s a dangerous gamble however nonetheless may work.
The extra seemingly possibility stays that Bernier stays in Detroit regardless of Yzerman receiving a number of respectable affords.