Preseason Bill Guerin thread.. (Post #405 Guerin Released)
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09-24-2010, 12:14 PM
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If Guerin can't keep up with the slower pace of preseason, how the hell do you expect him to keep up with our real team? It's not just getting acclimated...the guy does not look like he is capable of playing at a high speed, and our whole team runs on a high tempo game. If you don't understand that, I question your overall acuity.
I wish Guerin would work for that 9th forward spot on the third line. I think the classic Bill Guerin would be perfect for that...but he's not that guy anymore.
I'd put just about anyone there at this point over Guerin because at least everyone else on our roster has the footspeed to be in the play at all times when they're with JVR/Giroux. You just need a guy who's capable of banging in rebounds and keeping up on the rush and back-check and maybe be a relay guy in the cycle. Powe/Carcillo/Anyone at least have enough speed to do that...and I hate Carcillo, for the record.
Billy G can maybe get in front of the net and do dirty work there, but he's not the only player who can do that. And otherwise, he's useless.
Was Asham a "quicker" type of player than Guerin? Because he played most of the season with those two last year. Difference is Guerin has a better ability to finish.
I like Carcillo but he just does not fit unless he supplants Shelley or Laperriere for some spot duty. Powe is not enough of a finsher either, like how he plays but he is a 4th line type of guy.
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