Well, he's more naturally suited for a top 6 role. But I wouldn't mind giving him a shot to see how he could do in a bottom 6 role for us.
Guy skates like the wind, and is still young. Only making 800k this season.
Of course, he's not the most motivated player in the world. But he oozes talent.
I don't think it would be a bad move to take a shot at obtaining him. It's just when I picture what I'd like for our bottom 6. I don't usually think of a player like Lisin. He's not quite gritty enough IMO.
Unless we offload the K bros, picking him up doesn't make much sense.
Well, if Sergei doesn't cut it on the 2nd line I could see Lisin playing with Kostitsyn and Plekanec until Cammalleri comes back.
I know Lisin isn't ideally a 4th line player, but to me it's hard to pass on a guy with so much skill. Especially when he makes 800k. He's an RFA at the end of the season. So, worse comes to worse and it doesn't work out..just don't qualify him in the summer.
And anything to get D'Agostini out of the lineup. The guy has been beyond useless.
Originally Posted by Watsatheo
Isn't he pretty much like a D'Agostini?
D'Agostini wishes he has the skill level of a guy like Lisin.
Once Camalleri is back we have S.Kost who will go back on the third line. I could see Lisin-Moore-S.kost as a third line. Those guy would be able to chip in and it gives us a good gritty 4th line in Moen-Metro-Laps.
This is a player I think would thrive in an offensive system, don't know if JM would like him since he has zero defensive awareness... but I sure would like him, just for his potential and skating abilities. Change of scenery might always be beneficial to players, see Latendresse - Pouliot... but I still wonder if he might simply be a Sergei Berezin clone...
Lisin is quite possibly one of the fastest players in the world. And I'd much rather him than D'Agostini.
Can't hurt in a bottom 6 role, can it?
Lisin would fit nicely with Jacques Martin system. I remember watching a NYR game at the beginning of the season and thinking: "Man would I be happy to have this guy on my team". He feel with Kotalik in Tortorella's doghouse... so I am pretty sure he could rebound.
It's a no brainer to me, but I guess he will be picked before Gauthier can get him.