Offseason moves part 2
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06-14-2012, 12:18 AM
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It's not a matter of young guy, it's a matter of skill guys. In my honest opinion,
Flames don't have a ton of skill, the three guys I named should have the most "skill", pure talent with the puck on the team.
Jerome's not a skill player, he's a shooter, so is Cammy. Olli is so, so... and Tanguay had a drop off from an amazing S.O last season.
When I think of pure skill, guys who should be able to do some neat things with a puck and beat a goalie 1 on 1, it's the three I named there. Backlund hasn't shown it, but there were flashes where he was trying to make a move instead of a wrister too tight in (see Iginla S.O attempts).
Of course Detroit is amazing, what's the running theme here? Skill.
Dats + Zett is 1-2 punch anyone would want going into a best of three.
What the hell is skill? So Iginla isn't skilled, meaning he "has no talent with the puck", but Backlund is? You really, really lost me here. Matt Cullen is the 4th/5th best shoot-out guy in the league, but has more skill than Iginla? The shoot-out is a skill, face-offs is a skill, hitting is a skill, etc, therefore, I proposed guys who've demonstrating these shoot-out skills where you propose someone who hasn't demonstrated shoot-out skills. Backlund, Baestchi and Horak might be those guys, but ****, so might PL3 if he was given a chance.
I attempted to associate the shoot-out with the type of players, such as dangler, power forward, two-way player, etc., but I have no statistical evidence to make that claim. Nor do you. I certainly hope Feaster doesn't make his decisions on poor evidence.
P.S - Backlund couldn't beat a hog-tied goalie 1-on-1. Horak is still too early to say for sure, but hasn't indicated any better. Baerrschi maybe, but Baertschi is known to be a playmaker. And when i've seen Iginla this year, he's shown he can deke pretty well. He's completely changed his shoot-out execution.
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