In other words I have to deal with a lot of bashing from all of my friends all the time
This 5 game win streak is really helping because I bet a lot of people the oil would rank higher than vancouver by the end of the season, I didn't think we would see any good oil until half way through the season when they really adapted to to Quinns new style
I can't see every game but cogliano seems to have done a vanishing act from what I've notice, i knew he wasn't going to be gagner material, but he useed to have a better +/- than him as he seemed more defensively responsible and was going to be a very strong 3rd maybe second liner, but lately I haven't noticed him at all
Cogliano is struggling offensively, but on top of that he is now being asked to play more as a defensive centre now. He isn't playing much with "offensive" type players either so his +/- has taken a hit that way.
Still a good young player, just struggling to find his offensive mojo.
Imo whats happened to cogs and Sully is a lack of offensive depth to work with on the club due to the injuries. I think these players would be helped if Comrie and Hemsky were in the lineup and different configs were possible.
Right now its less than ideal circumstance and trying to make lines with a balance.
Another factor as I've stated is dressing Storts, Stone and JFJ everynight is going to reduce the offense of who they are playing with.
Its understandable and I don't think the coaching staff is worried about it as we are.
I do think Cogs gets desperate to create some offense and gets out of position on some rushes. I really haven't liked the passes into the slot from behind the net. He's not Wayne Gretzky and thats usually going back up ice with Cogs caught.
He's also stuck behind Horcoff, Gagner, Brule, O'Sullivan, Comrie (when healthy) on the depth chart. Too many centers. Dunno what happens, but if Cogliano gets moved (I want him to stay) then he might be in a better situation with less roster competition.
He might also be best served switching to the wing. He's at his best streaking up the wing out striding defencemen then driving the net. He should be looking for take aways/interceptions around the blue or looking for outlets.
cogliano seems to have done a vanishing act from what I've notice, i knew he wasn't going to be gagner material, but he used to have a better +/- than him as he seemed more defensively responsible and was going to be a very strong 3rd maybe second liner, but lately I haven't noticed him at all
Hockey is a team sport......
Cogliano is doing exactly what is needed "for the team" and is producing above his salary cap hit...
Either get new friends - or slip a few Valium in their drinks..........