wow waiver nazis
if you're gonna bother making that comment, explain for those who don't know how it works instead of being a jerk about it
anyways, i think pac could still pick it up, chipchura will be sent down first as that's metro's spot imo, but of course SK or Pyatt are the prime candidates
guess if he's still with the team next week that SK rumor is shot down and he gets the recall
and i believe gainey is patient with rookies at this time of the year, like a 15 games in evaluation, could be wrong
it's a strange predicament because
- Belle is actually pretty good
- MAB sounds like the next Breezer circa late 90's
- As much as he has glaring faults, we do need Gill. He's not as bad as everyone thinks. He's not great, but he does bring the size and reach we need in certain situation. Paired with Josh, they actually make a decent unit. So far he hasn't been as much of a pylon as Souray used to be (and I know he hasn't been an offensive player either). In the last game the puck bobbled and he blocked the guy. Boderline interference but they called it (I think it was tripping). I remember a similar goal and it might even have been Souray against Tampa in the playoffs when Vinny was the benefactor, got the puck and had a breakaway on Theo (and obviously scored). Point being, sometimes, you just have to make that play.
That's why people don't appreciate the importance of puck control which is very good in people like Pleky, the big small 3, Spacek, Markov obviously and AK (although sometimes he coughs it up). Even Gorges has been very good at that.
I really have no reference for MAB, but I really don't think we are in trouble offensively, we just keep getting snakebitten. It's a bad analysis of what's wrong just because we haven't scored. Overall, we've been better defensively, but the other teams seem to get a few chances a bury them. The balance will shift soon.
As for MAB being a PP specialist, that's not what's wrong with our PP. Spacek and Mara and whoever have been bombing from the point, but it never gets to the net due to deflections or good blocking. It's not like we don't have that play in our arsenal. We seem to try the shot-pass across the slot that the pinching D NEVER taps in (facepalm). Of course Lats is there to take care of occupying space and doing nothing but selfishly taking the worlds WORST shots from horrible angles. Somethings never change, but I guess he'll get 16 lucky ones again. Anyway, best of luck to Marc-Andre, I just hope it's the difference maker (Hammer's ice time is going to have to increase another 5-6 minutes)
He is an "ok" player, good is too much, pretty good is exaggerating
I hope MAB will do fine, but he is certainly not the third coming of Jesus (considering Price is the second coming )
You would think I just gave the Norris to Sean Belle. I didn't know that the spectrum of quality had pretty good so high.
"OK, BETTER THAN OK, SORTA GOOD, GOOD, BETTER THAN AVERAGE GOOD, PRETTY GOOD, NICKLAS LIDSTROM"
seriously, I think he fits in our roster. A goal went off his skate and he tried to punch out a player after they decked our most expensive off-season acquisition (might have been a dead play). Those are the only two "bad" plays he's made. He's fast enough, smart enough, talented enough to be in the top 6. Most importantly he's good at defence. That's far more important to me for a D right now on our team that whatever MAB is going to bring (IF everyone is right about how much he sucks in his own zone). Even Benoit and Pierre have praised Belle and not that they are great examples of experts, but they would tend not to praise him if his number is not 84. Just ftr, is MAB supposed to have speed? I know he has a good shot. Good passer? Vision? What are the ups and downs on him?