He has made the occasional mistake, like pinching for the big hit when he shouldn't have. Other than that he has been very good in my opinion. He looks pretty fast out there, but maybe that's just because he was paired with Phillips for most of the time.
This guy brings you something that is in short supply on your team, a physical presence to aid Methot while Cowan is out. From what I have seen so far I like, kid is tough and looks like he is a real battler out there.
He has been great these last two games, which is a bit surprising considering how he was playing in Bingo. Having watched all the Bingo games this season Gryba was starting to surpass him on the depth chart. So far though Borocop doesn't look out of place at all and has made the most of the opportunities given to him. He is already a beast out there in terms of the physicality, he will be a very valuable depth defenceman for years to come.
I'd rather have Wier in than Benoit. Wiercioch really created well for us in the first few games. We could have used him tonight, but Borowiecki was one of our best players tonight.
I think Mac's working towards this. He's gradually getting our rookies more ice time and leaning on the more veteran Benoit while they learn his system and gain some confidence at this level. By game 12 or so, they'll both be in the lineup over Benoit imo.
And kudos to Benoit for what he's done so far. He's done a little bit of everything for us so far and hasn't hurt us besides one desperate play at the end of the Tampa game. Those other two have good potential though. Benoit's maybe done enough to earn himself a one way next year. Happy to have him aboard. He was a big part of that Calder Cup team too.
Starting to love this kid. Definately a welcome addition to the blueline.
Splitting Gonchar and Phillips was for the best tonight against Pit and I hope it stays that way.
Benoit has been one of the smartest players on the ice in each game he's played. I trust him a lot more than PW right now on the defensive side of things.
Phillips as well for that matter, though it's clear he's lost more than one step.
I'd like to see Wiercioch more as well but with everyone making a solid case for ice-time we may be disappointed in the short-term. There's no question he's looked lost at times. I think McLean is making him earn it. If so, it's all for the best.