SpezDispensed wrote:tim1_2 wrote:spader wrote:Flo The Action wrote:Man hoffman is a slick player. Speed, shot and stickhandling. Sign. Him .Up!!!
The kid deserves to get paid, but I hope they open negotiations sooner rather than later.
The nice advantage we have here is that Hoffman's still a RFA. If he was a UFA, after the arbitration Cussed him over, I imagine he'd be leaving us.
True. It saves us from losing him to UFA, but it won't stop teams from offer sheeting I would imagine. 5.5 X 5 is risky for us, but I'd do that. As long as the little dude's body holds up, he forms a formidable part of the top 6 - and it's not like his defensive game is like Spezza's, he's worked hard to improve it - as showcased last night. And still, even then, we have Stone and Turris who are exceptional 2 way players, so having Ryan and Hoffman who are borderline guys isn't the end of the world.
His speed is so exciting, his shot is pretty much second to none (especially that wrister), his puck carrying skills are amazing. Truly a necessary player on this team and I'm really pleased I was wrong about him.
Offer sheets are an urban legend, so I'm not really concerned about that. Yeah, something like 5.5 x 5 sounds nice.