We had this discussion at dinner on Friday. If you had to axe one Shark from the team, who would it be? Base it on your personal feelings, base it on play, base it on the earth being in the 3rd house, the whims of the FSM, whatever. You have the power to get rid of ONE player.
I'd ditch Lemieux. His comeback story is a great one, and I admire his determination and perseverance to make a comeback attempt after 5 years of retirement. While he adds a veteran presence to the locker room, he doesn't add much else. As we saw this season, he's not that much of a fighter, he's not the checking beast he once was, and he's not the fastest skater or most accurate shot. He gave the crowd a boost, and he may well have been a large boost in the locker room, but he was injured for most of the season and it felt like he was taking up space that could have been better filled by a Wor-Shark.
Where he goes if I as acting DW gives him the axe is unknown. He's past his prime, and I'm not sure what he could add. Perhaps he'd be a boon to team like Tampa or Phoenix. Perhaps not.
My guess is, once he's out, he's out.
Nothing personal against Pepe, just how it is.
Now it's your turn. Who would you give the axe to and why?