Slow, uninvolved offensively. He does hit alot though. Good hits too.
The kid has been out forever, I'd imagine it will take some time for him to get up to speed. I was surprised he came back when he did--he was cleared to return on a Thursday, and played the next night. Most local observers speculated that he'd still take a week or two after being cleared to return to action.
That is a team mentality and style as much as it is the lack of any one defenseman.
One crease clearing dman means maybe 1 of every 6 deflected goals don't happen. Teaching our defensive core how to clear the crease could prevent 4 of 6. (Gilroy is too weak to move anyone)
You are a good moderate and rational voice here. However, i have know idea where you pulled this formula from.
In addition to deflected goals, there are also screened goals. Granted, teaching the whole unit to do it would be ideal. But knowing how to do it, and having the strength and ability to do it are two different things.
Also, some guys get their bell rung enough and they don't come back for more. That's the goal of a crease clearing defenseman, isn't it?
Jason Wilson has been a pretty long tear as of the last couple of months. His point totals have been slowly rising.
I wouldn't read too much into it. He's played a ton with Ryan Strome for the last 2 months. Though , he did look good last night withOUT Strome. Involved at both ends of the rink, and roughing it up quite a bit.
The pick has been debated ad nauseum. Even so, I'm cool with more debate.
What I don't understand is the need to attack the player. He's part of our system now. He can't help where he was drafted. Why not offer useful insight into his strengths and weaknesses, rather than just trying to tear the kid down.
We all get that he was selected with great players still on the board. I come to this thread to learn more about his game and how he's progressing, not to listen to whining because he fights.
Dare anyone mention anything regarding his weaknesses, it's only met with a barrage of posts calling the person a traitor.
There's been plenty of talk about his strengths and weaknesses. But people on both sides of the debate are more interested in childish arguments.
Jesper Fasth hasnít lost a beat during his injury and Iím "happy" Fasth isnít a better scorer because then he would be playing for the Rangers next season. I hope to see him in HV71 for one more season.
No points, -1, played 16:21 in tonightís top game in SEL.
Fasth was the only bright spot for HV71 in the loss with his skating, backchecking and hard work. He created lots of scoring opportunities and he always crashes the net. (their goalie got a concussion, no penalty)