Hilarious that Martini was most vocal about how bad Nick Leddy and Brandon Saad were and how there was no way they'd make the team and they both need to be in Rockford.
Complete opposite of what he said has happened lmao. For some people, you can watch as many live games as you want but they just can't see the game the way others do. I guess that is what happens when you go against what everyone else sees, including the experts and professionals.
Let me know when Leddy catches up to Schultz and when Saad get a point this year while on a line with two red hot linemates, thanx.
Why does Leddy have to equal Schultz in points to be anything? Schultz is expected to be a #1 Defenseman and might have more offensive upside than any young Defenseman in the league (not counting Karlsson since he's established, although Schultz and Karlsson are the same age). Why not just let Leddy be Leddy and appreciate his offensive contributions playing on the third pairing. Nice goal to beat the Wings last night. Were you happy or upset that Leddy wasn't deep in his own end blocking shots and clearing the crease?
Leddy is now second pairing with Hammer and Oduya down to the third pairing. Once Rozy is healthy, our defense is a rock.
He played 12 minutes last game. Thus far, he's been used as third pairing Power Play Defenseman which is a role I feel he excels at and helps the Blackhawks the most. I think his ice time can increase and am interested to see how he does with Hammer on the 2nd pair. His skating and poise with the puck really opens things up and allows our star forwards to make plays. I dunno why some are upset that he's not the next Erik Karlsson or leading the league in blocked shots. That's like being upset that Kane isn't a gritty third line Center. It's just not who he really is. To say that not being that type of Defenseman means he doesn't belong on the Hawks is ridiculous. The Hawks are built on speed and quick puck movement. Leddy fits into that team very well. The Hawks aren't the St. Louis Blues. And that's fine with me.