No those players now are safe options but their bodies are slowing down. You do know once joto a time Martin, haddad, dixon were new to the league right? And you think the likes of Armstrong are anything to be worried about?
Theres potentially 4 more top end guys to come in. We have a young side unlike cardiff and Sheffield who the majority are the wrong side of 30 and on a downward spiral now where their best days are behind them. I'd rather be signing players near their peak.
But it’s a risk signing some of these players. The players Cardiff and Sheffield have signed are established players we haven’t really signed an established player apart from maybe Connolly and Matheson
Are you saying Herr isn't established?
The guy played in the AHL....he established himself there. He's no less established than Conolley....both first season EIHLers
PPG is all just numbers. You never know he may be an excellent skater and go to defensive forward and contribute in that way.
What situations was he in in Ontario? He'll be playing more minutes here which equals more production. He'll be a very good signing, not groundbreaking numbers, but a guy that should be leaned on.
The vast majority of players line up roughly with their previous stats. I have no doubt he will do what he does well, hes 26 and you dont play 4 seasons in the AHL if your rubbish. But he doesnt look like what we need.
Where are our goals coming from? If hes a top 6 signing (which it sounds like) we already look short. We have 3 more to sign by my reckoning. Bloody hell they best all be 35 goals plus players. This team isnt shaping up well in my mind. We couldbe in for a long season. Id be much happier with what you guys have signed at this point.
But not everyone is going to want to name their first born after him based on his stats, like Pidge.
The Henderson comparison is a bit of a downer though
Henderson was 6 years older so I’m holding onto that positive.
I’m just curious as to where people think we should be signing from as much as anything
The ECHL, so many good players in this league have come from there. Get guys in the mid 20's knocking around a ppg. Then sprinkle in a few older guys with higher level expirence. Thats the formula that has worked for many teams over the years.
Although i would say the goals posts are slightly shifting with the Devils.