That which must not be spoken: Stastny's future
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02-22-2013, 09:36 AM
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I think Avs should put Landeskog on Stastny's line. Stastny may not look amazing all the time but look his linemates the last three years. Even strength only.
He really hasn't had a lot to work with since Stewart left and giving him a constant high quality winger that consistently is able to drive to the net might help Stastny to put up points and want to stick around. Jones is a decent shooter when he gets time and space and can pick a corner, but Stastny needs someone who drives the net and can tap the puck in more. Hejduk isn't what he used to be. McGinn is a solid second liner. Duchene was slumping when tried with Statsny. The rest is basically third liners with bad hands. It does nothing for a pure playmaker.
Yep. Stastny needs at least one decent winger. When Jones is on his typical hot streak he is a great player to have on Stastny's line, but when Jones is cold he is pretty much worthless. Landeskog coming back should help. Stastny will either get Landeskog or get McGinn back.
That said, in the mean time, instead of Pajamas on the left side, I think Sgarbossa should be given a shot. One of the more underrated parts of Sgarbossa's game is his shot. It is actually a very good shot when he gets a chance to use it, playing on a line where he isn't the focal point of the offense could really open up opportunities for him.
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