On a team with Brunette, O'Donnell, and Scott, Mayers looks like a butterfly.
well as a fighter yeah, but Mayers has been well deserving of his 4th line center role. I think he fits here better than anyone expected and as long as he is doing well I like Kruger and Smith in the AHL.
I think trying to develop them with 4th line minutes just is not wise.
Yes. we have beef this year but I think the other poster was meaning he has played better than his contract. I agree.
I like Carcillo playing with Kane and Hossa. Carcillo has played better hockey on that line. Look at his first game. +2 1 Assist 0 PIM. Kane and Hossa both had 3 points. Guys are going to think twice before cheap shotting Kane or Hossa with a guy like Carcillo out there. If it doesn't work out down the road, sure put him on the 4th line. But for now I say if it's not broken, don't fix it.
Stalberg - Toews - Sharp
Carcillo - Kane - Hossa
Bruno - Krüger - Mayers
don't fix what is broken = Line 2 & 3
Get Stalberg going with Toews and Sharp. His Speed and bigger body should open some space for the other 2.
Krüger and Mayers work well together and give us good PK depth. Bruno on the 4th Line because it hasn't worked yet and he will get his ice time on the PP and 4th Line
Stalberg opens up no space for Toews and Sharp. If anything, the scoring threat of 19 and 10 open up room for Stalberg. Room for him to shoot into the goalies chest and stickhandle the puck into the corner.
If we're using just our current roster, I'd rather have Olesz get a look on that line.