Instead of the obligatory GUY IN FRONT just staying there at all times, we should have Cally and another forward drifting through the slot and curling around almost cycling but without the puck. This is what good teams do to open up passing and shooting lanes and be less predictable. We should always have Cally and the other forward close enough that when a shot from the point comes, they can be arriving at the net to either screen, deflect or get a rebound. But they dont have to park themselves there permanently. All that does is negate the extra man as a passing option and help the penalty killers cover 5 guys with 4.
Like Shanny once said, it's not just about knowing where to go, it's knowing when to arrive.
We need CONSTANT MOVEMENT through the slot and all around the zone. Make the penalty killers THINK. The way we play the PP right now, the PKers could defend it in their sleep.
fitting the system is one thing, but i really doubt anyone would pay that much to get Ryan. i think if ANA was really looking to unload him and rebuild, go with AA, Thomas and a 1st. i dont think thats an overpayment, but still enough to get the job done.
I don't think that is close to enough.
a 45 pt third line center,
An undersized winger whose having an off year in junior, and a draft pick.
I think the other offer (Dubi, AA, Thomas, 2 #1s) is more along the lines of what it would take.
I am not saying we should do it, I just think that making AA the centpeice of a deal for a young/proven 35 goal scorer is dramatically over estimating his worth.