Alright let's be honest, the team is 6-1-1 and playing pretty damn well. You could easily argue that the LNC is not necessary right now -- why single out our least valuable player when we're off to such a great start?
But then I got to thinking, hey, they awarded the Stanley Cup even when the Hurricanes won it... they didn't say "well, no one REALLY deserves it so let's just scrap it this time." And so the LNC presses on.
For those new to the board or with short memories, during hockey season the Labatt Nordic Cup honors the Hab who, like Labatt Nordic (the non-alcoholic version of Labatt), most fails to do his job for the month.
Last year Smoke was the only player to win this coveted prize TWICE, so he had the honor of getting his head photoshopped into an appearance with the Cup (see below). As usual, this month's winner will have his name immortalized in stunning blue ballpoint pen on the cup, where future generations can marvel at his futility.
To elaborate, I think he needs to use his body more and he really looks nervous at times out there. He makes some mistakes that he shouldn't and seems to always want to get rid of the puck as fast as possible.
EDIT: Thanks for embedding the video, whoever did it <3
As Beaker so eloquently wrote, I rather forgive O'byrne who is young and learning and I have been scared every time Breezer is on the ice and would rather he not be playing. He has been horrible almost every game.
I vote for Pleks, cause he is supposed to be our top center and he is the most important player that is not playing up to par. He needs to get out of his funk, not sure what his problem is. There was talk during the CJAD broadcast of the last game that Lang may be play with Kovalev if Pleks doesn't snap out of it soon.
I would try these lines for a period, ya never know. I would like to have A kost away from Kovalev and on the right side. These lines could work.
Higgins Lang Kovalev
Lats Koivu Tanguay
S. Kost Pleks A. Kost