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08-18-2012, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 35NW8ING View Post
Shoveling home garbage 2 feet outside the crease. He's a push and glide skater, can't create opportunities for himself, and can't play on the wall. His entire success hinges on the puck luckily bouncing to him at the exact moment he has his stick on the ice, to swat it back towards the net. He has no shot to speak of, and gives us absolutely nothing when we don't have the puck.

At least Briere can skate, pass, and shoot proficiently. Briere had many seasons of success before getting a big contract. Giving Simmonds this deal is as bad as giving JVR his deal. Too early, and not enough production to warrant the years or $$.
1) Simmonds is one of our faster skaters.
2) He can play on the wall.

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