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.
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.