So far guys and its known since preseason, gionta, cammalleri, plekanec and gomez are the only ones that can produce Kostitsyn is EXTREMMELLY painfull to watch i think we should surgically place a bomb under his skin to create some urgency in him... Yet we might have to also put a wire directed to God so he can make better decisions with the puck... Paccioretty is mediocre and completely useless right now AHL is obvious imo.. Unless we want him as a 3th liner...Latendresse his turning into a new Andrei K but at least he feels satisfied with himself.. Now we see an already exhausted Gill and i REALLY wonder what the heck Gainey was smoking when he gave him 2m+\2y... Or defense is brutally slow and already our best elements injured (Obryne so far was surely top 4 in performance)... At the end I wouldnt be mad if we trade the kostitsyn and some draft picks ( not our first because they could become huge picks)...Gainey has made a tremendous choice with Gionta, Cammalleri needs a center with more creativity then north- south yoyo GOmez, wich granted needs more time to find chemistry i guess. There is huge holes in this team a top 6 quality player in imo a MUST. Or i dont see us getting lucky wins very soons, i think its obvious we should 0-2 right now, but because we are 2-0 its okay? Come on Gainey be smart and find a way, anyway. Ask Bobby Clarke how they do it if you dont!!!
Can either Maxwell or Plekanec play the wing? Since it looks like we're lacking talent in the top 6 at the wings, might not be a bad idea to try out Maxwell at the wing...We've seen his vision and talent, it might make the transition easier if he plays a position with less responsibilities.
Just an idea, don't flip out.
you sir should be tarred and feathered! and then patted on the back for coming up with a good idea. even tho you're an idiot
seriously tho i agree fully.. i dont see why it would be TOO detrimental to his development (maxwell's) to play on the wing for some time but if it was deemed to be detrimental then another option would have to be examined.
I hope that Weber steps in and proves himself. I thought he looked good last year in his odd swing man role under Carbo, even into the playoffs he held his own.
This year in preseason I think he was even better. He didn't bring the offense but he brought a solid defensive presence. He was very effective at separating guys from the puck through positioning and effective stick work.
I think he can step in and fill O'byrne's big *** shoes for a time, and maybe even help us out on the PP. Nonetheless I hope for the speediest of recoveries for O'byrne so he can get back on the train and continue what looked like a start to a fantastic season.
were turning into the canucks of the 07-08 season, couldn't catch a break and lost there defenseman to injury, I know its still early in the season, but unless Price continues as a one man wrecking machine we are not going anywhere
How can you even say that when Koivu himself was victim of this bad luck that some are talking about more than anyone else injury wise? It's not like this is just a new problem with injuries. It's been going on for like 15 years.
Just look at last year, the unreal bad luck between the 1998-99-2001-02 seasons when we saw several near death injuries/sicknesses (Koivu, Audette, McLeary, Savage, etc) and record man-games-lost to injury totals, Koivu's ACL injury in 1996, etc.
My conclusion is that the Forum Ghosts are not over the move....