Yes, let's compare the NHL to the KHL. And then we can team up and go play Staal and Cole 2-on-2 at the Iceplex. I think we can take them.
The same thing was said last year before we brought him back. He put up decent points in the KHL, but there was question whether he could put those numbers up at the NHL. He put up better numbers, and is now producing at the KHL again.
Last time I checked, the nets in the KHL were the same size at the one's in the NHL. So he can seem to find the back of the net, which is more than I can say than more than half this team.
Yes, b/c its the PP that is our down fall and is why we are sitting at 2-8-3. This team has way bigger issues than the PP. Sorry, but watching Babchuk spazz at right now will give me even more of a headache. He wouldn't help us defensively nor would he help us get any faster.
Now if you want to talk about someone who could help, that would be Seidenberg.
Our PP is a big reason why we're losing games. That sparkling 15% (most of which were scored in a non-PP way) clearly has no effect on our offense.
As I said, having Babchuk probably wouldn't have helped us too much considering how the team has played thus far, but considering we replaced him with a player that's just as slow without the shot, he couldn't have made the team much worse.