This is a Bad Hockey Team: Part 2
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02-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
Originally Posted by
Oh, you're not?
Considering hindsight is 20/20, the only moves that I think most people disagreed with at the time they were made was letting Prust go (even at 2m) and maybe Fedotenko. It's easy to say now we should have kept Mitchell over Halpern, and brought back Feds.
Kreider's hurt, Halpern has not been playing up to expectations (just like Mitchell is playing above expectations in Colorado), and Asham's Asham.
End of the day, it's 7 games into a shortened season with no training camp. Give it time. Right now it look's ugly and some wrong moves were made.
Okay, so forget Mitchell/Halpern, because, as you rightly say, hindsight is 20/20. We have Halpern, no big deal.
Now, never sign Asham, and bring back Feds and Prust. We're still a much better team, just by doing that. See, you keep saying Feds is easy to say he should have been brought back now, but even with all the line juggling last year, the one constant was Boyle, Prust, Feds. It should have been kept. We used it constantly. More than most of us even liked. Every game. It was effective. And, overall, it was cheap and still would be (it would be what, a 5M line, total?). Why let pieces that fit perfectly go when the team is doing so well, has such a strong identity and those pieces fit that identity and the system to the T? Just to turn around and bring in Pyatt's and Asham's and Halpern's? We took a team that had a specific construction and swapped integral, if not standout, pieces it for literal scraps.
Nash - Richards - Callahan
Hagelin - Stepan - Gaborik
Feds - Boyle - Prust
Rupp - Halpern - Ferriero/Kreider
is much better. Just should have kept the Boyle, Prust, Feds line together. Torts used it more steadily than any other combination.
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