Only problem with Larsson on the PP right now IMO is his slapshot isn't that strong. He rarely shoots and most of the time is looking for a pass or deflection. If you have him on the PP, teams aren't going to respect his shot enough to make it dangerous.
Zidlicky has a strong slapshot so you can't leave him with space.. makes it more dangerous since he can beat you with his shot or with a pass. Larsson needs to strengthen his slapshot first IMO or teams will know exactly what he's going to do.
Slapshots are overrated on the point. Watch Edler and Karlsson on the PP and tell me you wish they were taking more slapshots.
Deflectable wrist shots from the point are what you need with all the traffic at ES and no doubt Larsson is pretty awesome at it. But good PP units thrive under heavy, powerful shots from the points.
They thrive under a good balance.
Whether he has a strong shot or a good deflectable shot, teams have to respect it. If you have a guy who is good at deflections like Clarkson, a guy like Larsson is just as dangerous on the point in my opinion.
I agree on the idea that his shot needs to get better as there are times that may come when he needs to wind up and it's just not there right now.
larsson, greene and zids should all rotate the point along with kovy on the pp. while i dont want kovy there, and wish he was just always planted at the faceoff circle, thats not happening. so if hes gonna be a point man, have other offensive weapons there. prob why our pp sucks so bad.
Just throwing ideas around, are him and Patty familiar?
CBGB (insert Barch vs Rangers and other rivals)
They've probably played with each other on national teams.
He left TB the year before they won the Cup, and then went back after. We could pick him up, and if he likes Columbus so much then he can just re sign there again in the off season. Just like he did when he was traded from TB to Philly in 08, and then went back again the very next season!
And I think the PP looks pretty good for the most part. I'd think the offensive zone control time is pretty high. It does get a little too control oriented at times, where I'd prefer someone shoot just to create some havoc, but the overall results have been good.
Absolutely no thank you on Prospal. We would be wasting anything we'd be trading, he's nothing special.
We have no assets to move that will get us a legit top 6 player. We're no STL or EDM with good prospects out the ass that can move. We're likely goin to move a defensemen plus some meh prospects for a proven veteran
Also would love Ott. He can score and he can draw penalties, hit, and get under people's skin. Poni-Ott-Clarkson line