With Injuries Mounting, Time To Pull The Trigger???
By: Jeff Little • January 5th, 2009
With this morning’s Dispatch reporting that Huselius is out for at least Tuesday with concussion-like symptoms and Novotny is also down, it seems like time to make some important personnel decisions.
With the rumors flying about a Toronto deal for Antropov and Kubina, or an Ottawa deal of some sort, now would seem like a perfect time to pull the trigger, particularly if the Toronto potenital involves only draft picks.
Alternatively, or in addition to any trade moves, Russia completes it’s run at the World Juniors today. It will not take Filatov any more time to get to Detroit than it would to get to Syracuse, and with Huselius out, we really need skill, not grinding.
So, let’s hope that Howson has some announcements to make today. Your thoughts???
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