: Andrew Gross:
Lisin to Fourth Line, Brashear to Third
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11-23-2009, 09:47 AM
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Snow Belt, USA
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he hasnt shown even a glimmer of the offense he brought last year for the yotes.
i honestly believe hes been transformed by torts into something he never was, a 2 way player who hits and finishes checks, plays the wall dowm low, and backchecks effectively. hes thinking stuff other than offense and it appears he cant get that offensive confidence back. hes reacting and thats slowing down his timing resulting in blocked/deflected shots when he does get good scoring chances. hes rarely in good spots anymore like he was in preseason when he was always near the puck and near the net with the puck. hes lost all that.
one positive has been his passing. hes made some nifty passes recently, the good one from the wall last game to higgins comes to mind.
now to be fair, he has some very good shifts where hes noticeable and where he creates not with his offense per say, but with his solid board work and puck possesion skills. and hes made some nifty passes recently, the good one from the wall last game to higgins comes to mind.
he, like pretty much everyone else so far, just has no finish.
You're correct. Lisin was used on 1st line as a support cast for big guns Gabo-Prospal. As a puck retriever he was not particularly impressive. He is poor man's Zherdev and he needs a room to be effective. No one gives the room to 1st line player. That is why Zherdev was miserable at times on 1st. That is why Lisin will be much more effective on Energy line. He should be da man there.
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