Getting a playmaker like Tanguay and then giving him Brian Boyle and a rookie to pass to kinda kills the purpose of getting him does it not?
Not at all.
Boyle can score as evidenced by his nice littel 21 goal season. Having a playmaking LW for him would benefit him, not hinder Tanguay. As for Kreider, he absolutely NEEDS someone else to carry and dish the puck.
I like Kreider, but he's going to be that kind of player that is carried by the playmaking skills of others. with his size he will create room and with his shot he's going to bury his chances, but he needs a creative player to play with.
That line would have a great balance of size, speed, skill, defensive awareness and more than enough grit.
Agreed. But it's intersting how the comments turn around when it's people trying to defend Tavares. "But but he made Moulson, an AHLer into a constant 30g scorer!!!"
Moulson is talented at what he does, which is goal scoring, and there is no doubt about that. The guy has a nose for the net, but Islander fans say that about him because he plays with a guy who probably has top 5 vision in the entire league. Tavares really sets him up with some beauty plays that not many other guys in the NHL would be able to do. Moulson would be a 15-25 goal scorer without Tavares most likely, he is pretty average in every other area of his game.
With that being said, I take Moulson because he has proven to be a clutch goal scorer.