Redemption? Players who need to bounce back.
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07-24-2012, 10:12 PM
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My thoughts on the players you named:
I don't see him being in Vezina form ever again, but if he can play like he did down the stretch, the team will be in good shape. I think that's likely.
If used properly, I see no reason he can't be a competent backup this year.
: He's here for the long-haul and no amount of whining will change that. If he bucks up, I can see 12-15 goals out of him. Not great...but certainly better than this year. Hopefully he can form some chemistry with his linemates.
If he quits with the hand grenades, he can be a decent, defensive 6th with a touch of hitting. I think he starts the year on the bubble as the 7th.
I don't think he's ever going to be the same player again. I love Cody and his heart, but Tanner Glass turned his career upside down. By the end of this next season, he will likely look like a horse needing to be put to pasture...and with 1.2 million still on the books for another year.
If i had to pick between 16 goal Gerbe and 6 goal Gerbe...I'd say we're more likely to see the 6 goal version again. He's spunky and has heart, but I don't see him having the hands to make up for his size and make him an offensive threat in this league. Too small, too cutesy.
I'd be surprised if he suits up in the NHL to start the year, unless in a different city. Too lazy in Rochester for my liking. You're 6'2. Even if you can't score a goal...hit somebody.
He's not going to ever be a consistent 30 goal scorer. One good year earned him a payday. But the FES line fired on all cylinders, so I think he puts up 25.
It's his year to turn the corner. I expect him to come out in beast mode and be the defenseman they signed long term. No more excuses.
I think we get more of the same from him...good play, but he's not going to produce points like he did with the Sedins.
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