GAME #31 - Saving Pvt. Hansen ("Reach the Beach") - Canucks @ Kings - 1:00 p.m., SPAC
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03-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
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When I watched a few wolves games this year, connauton looks like he was great at rushing the puck and had lots of speed, could that not help the pp/5v5 breakouts allowing for him to be of more use then a Barker or a ahlberts?
tell me why I'm wrong Tiranis.
Considering they've had trouble with zone entries at the farm the whole year, you likely have a case of selective memory. Connauton's main asset is his big shot. He's below average defensively and he's merely average offensively. His first pass is also at best average, even by AHL standards.
Considering Canucks play even the worst of our D for about 12-13 ES minutes a night, Connauton is simply not a fit. He could easily cost this team a goal or two if he were given that much ES ice-time. Or you're double-shifting other guys which is not ideal either since it's more likely to cause injuries.
That's ignoring that we have to send someone down to fit him in and risk losing them.
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