That’s a fair point. But this is RB’A’s team and it’s likely his decision. I can’t see him giving it to Aho unless Aho’s has earned it and I doubt he has but I don’t know. The logical choice is Slavin. I could see it going back to Staal. He’s well-respected in the room as far as I can tell. Martinook would be a dark horse, and a not so dark horse if his contract was longer.An ice cold bet says that does not happen. Aho gets the "C". Guaranteed. This is the NHL.
This ^^^... Assuming Willie hasn't made up his mind yet, this kind of move seems like it would make him want to come back. He can come back and take a serious run at the Cup while continuing to provide the needed veteran leadership and mentoring.If Williams is in we're a serious Cup contender with injury depth in the system.
You think? We got clobbered by a *serious* Cup contender. Since then, we lost Ferland, McIlhenney, de Haan and McKegg and picked up Haula and Dzingel and that’s closed the gap with teams like the Bruins?If Williams is in we're a serious Cup contender with injury depth in the system.