As the most consistent scorer and arguably the most talented player on the team, is there any chance he'll get a shot on the top line with Gomez perhaps? He's leading the team in scoring, but is still on PP2 and hasn't really got a chance to play big minutes. He's usually playing 3-4 minutes less per game than Gomez, Drury etc.
Zherdev and the playstation line is fine as far as I'm concerned. It's the least of our concerns. This team should be trying to figure out a way to keep pucks out of their own net while the other team is shorthanded. What ya say Coach Renney? Can we work on this?
Agreed. He played with them tonight a bit and did nothing but get in Z's way.
I saw that, too. Dawes was skating with the puck up the left side and Z went to the net. What does Dawes do? Skates it around the net where Z ended up going after not receiving any sort of pass/shot attempt. Even Sam sounded puzzled. "Dawes skates the puck up the left boards, Zherdev in front, and.. they both... go around the net...???"
i was a big proponent at the beginning of the year for matching zherdev with dubi. Now i take it back, Zherdev's handling prevents dubi from doing what he was becoming so good at doing... creating. I'd rather see zherdeve paired with a gritty center who doesn't try to do so much with the puck (drury) and give dubi a fast winger who's good both ways (sjostrom or korpi) and a grinding forward who can capitalize off his center's creativity (callahan)
and drtop voros down to the 4th line, this guy gets some luck goals but he would get the same on anyones line... doesnt take a skilled center for him to get garbage goals up front - then give sjostrom a chance to crack the daily scoring sheet, i think of all the guys he's earned it
dawes gomez naslund - would like to see dawes gone sooner rather than later, maybe give paranteau a chance although not on 1st line
sjostrom drury zherdev
Korpikoski Dubinsky Callahan
voros betts orr