11/12 Eastern Conference Standings Predictions
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08-26-2011, 09:59 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montreal, PQ
Originally Posted by
This "4th line on one of the worst teams in hockey" is a total joke.
Sean Bergenheim was a 3rd liner on that same team - he's ok right?
Konopka is a great team guy and would have helped here but he isn't the only one.
Guys like Vandermeer, Stewart, Torres would have helped as well...
Oh well, it's just an opinion.
The New York Islanders you mean? And for the record when he played for Tampa they didn't even make the playoffs or have a .500 record. (Horrible team, 4th liner for them)
Previous season he played with Tampa I won't judge due to having only played 7 games but the following season they don't make the playoffs then a year after getting rid of him they go to the conference finals. Selective memory much? The guy has sucked for every team he's played on.
Originally Posted by
They threw away their two tough-minutes centers and replaced them with worse player that they hope will become better someday, and Bryzgalov isn't going to give them better goaltending than Bobrovsky gave them last year. There's no way they're a better club than last year.
Yeah, he is going to give them better goaltending than Bobrovsky did and he'll be more consistent in the playoffs than any of their previous goalies. They won't need to switch them around constantly.
I mean really comparing Bob to Bryz? Either you're just looking at numbers or you've rarely if ever watched Bryz play to make a comment like that.
Bob is good but young and unproven, and he struggled in the post season. Sure the team had injuries but plenty of teams did and Philly has a ton of depth.
Plus adding Voracek, Schenn and Simmonds isn't "throwing away". Also both those players had very long term contracts despite being good deals and hadn't exactly won them a cup. Furthermore they got Couturier in the draft. Sure it's futures but they didn't "throw them away". It was a calculated risk and I think it'll work out for them. We'll see though. This isn't something you can simply use math to figure out. We don't know how good these players will play, we don't know what the locker room drama was like in Philly, we know nothing about the development of Couturier or Schenn who could easily go from boom to bust. Time will certainly tell but "throwing them away" certainly wasn't the case here. Calculated risk is what it is. Not saying they'll immediately be better but they have the depth to make a move like that.
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