We've mostly missed Liles as a PP quarterback. Hopefully Barrie is able to contribute to our PP. He has looked great on the PP in AHL.
I disagree with that. I think it is his transition game we miss most. We can't get the puck out of our own zone when the other team pressures us. Liles was never a good PP quarterback IMO. In fact, he was bad. Quite frustrating to watch.
Bozak and Kadri with goals! Expect to see threads offering them for Crosby and Malkin.
__________________ ďItís embarrassing. Iím embarrassed to be here right now. Itís not even funny. And itís just embarrassing, the way we, you know, the energy we have in the room and the way we approach practices and the way we approach this game. Itís not how youíre going to win any games in this league." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, April 8 2013
I know you hate him though, so it's kind of tough for you to be impartial. Liles always has been mediocre at best defensively.
It is close but there's a better chance of O'Brien doing something dumb. Either jumping up in the play when he's not supposed to, going one on three, or taking a dumb penalty. Liles was able to recover because of his skating ability but he did get physically abused by forwards down low. Neither guy should be playing against the oppositions top two lines.
I was never a fan of Liles but I don't mind O'Brien when he's playing his game.