Grrr! you guys piss me off sometimes whining about one Oiler to another. We just came home with a successful road trip and its two days since the Heritage Classic and off we go with another player-griping session.
Actually that's not true. I usually just stick to whining about Brewer and Laraque. This is nothing new for g2k. At least you can call me consistant.
You might notice I haven't logged onto anti-horcoff.com, I have been very careful about Salo too. I've bit my tongue about Isbister and Chimera on a consistant basis. I've yet to break my promise about being critical about MacT until about Christmas (if even warranted).
This thread generally supports Brewer with the exception of myself and a couple others.
I take exception to your accusation towards me. On the other hand I could give a crap whether it bothers you.
By the way I didn't get the memo on the "moment of silence" following the Heritage Classic. Sorry
if anyone is watching the leafs / canucks game, you have seen the classic example of growing pains by a young stud dman. Jovo tries a cute play as the last man in his zone and turns the puck over. It bounces into the corner where him and roberts scrap for possesion. Roberts beats him clearly and the puck goes to another leaf. The leaf takes the puck to the net. Jove leaves roberts even though he is the only other leaf this side of centre ice. Roberts skates from behind the net and scores an easy goal on the rebound.
3 huge mistakes by jovo in a row resulting in an early leaf lead. I wonder if there will be any "whats wrong with jovo?" threads tomorrow.
Bottom line - Brewer is underachieveing at the worst possible time. He hasn't panned out anywhere near peoples expectations and his development has been painful at times to watch. His mistakes are so glaring and costly. When I watch him handle the puck I cringe and wonder how he has any upside at all. I realize he is big and fast with reasonable sense of the game - but his puckskills are aweful and decision making even worse. Brutal passes, bad reverses of the puck and constantly skating himself back into trouble. His growing pains are getting long in the tooth and with his experience when is potential maxed out?