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06-29-2011, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
Bonino, in his first pro season after college, played 26 games on a makeshift third line with no real help and went only -3 scoring not a single point. That's actually a pretty impressive feat if you think about it.

1 - That's not a real shot. He deserves at least another 2 years getting AHL training and decent NHL partners before people give up on him.
2 - If nothing else that shows he's not a defensive liability and if nothing else can play a 4th line center role. 4th line centers don't have to be big bruising fighters.....
imo when i was watching it he was really REALLY unlucky to not register a single point.. he played 1 of our post season games or our "kid line" did and imo they looked solid.. generated scoring chances with good O-zone time

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