Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crazy Suggestion of the Day

Mirtle recently posted a list of the remaining free agents and it is interesting to see all the notables still out there stuck in the mud that is this off-season.

Looking at that list gave me an insane idea:

Why not try to sign both Selanne and Kariya to one year deals?

It worked for Colorado in 03-04, so why not Atlanta in 10-11? Selanne is contemplating retirement (again) but put up almost a point per game last season. Kariya's numbers weren't nearly as good, but he still posted 18 goals. Put him back with Selanne and he might jump closer to 30 again.

I don't know how I would feel if that actually happened. It would be a good way to spark local interest for a year, but the former Mickey Mouse Club members would be taking ice time away from young guns who need experience. On the other hand, having Kariya and Selanne mentor Bergfors, Kane, Burmistrov, and Cormier could only be a good thing.


Mortimer Peacock said...

And then bring back Steve Rucchin to center them! It'll be like that Walt Disney movie with Emilio Estevez.

In reality, I'd love to have both/either of them for a year or so.

sleza said...

i think selänne has said it's either ducks or retirement...