I think some players will start to produce once they are out of the playoff picture and the pressure is off.
There is still an outside chance to make the playoffs right now but the majority of the team is not answering the call..
starting to get a little off topic but if we are going to stay with a very offensive system, call up Florida and see what they want for Campbell. He's still a very good D man but is just a little overpaid. He'd fit this system nicely
I said that we should pursue him as well in the trade rumors thread, especially if we can get the panthers To retain some of the cap hit
this way you have two lines with players who i wouldn't classify as struggling offensively followed by a quality energy line and a line of misfit toys so-to-speak that can hopefully get each other going.
Simmer replaces hartnell on the 1st line as i haven't seen much chemistry between g and hartsy this year. Schenn needs a better winger then Briere and Gags w/ Read looked pretty good last game. i know lavy was trying Schenn at wing again at the end of the bruins game which i believe to be a mistake so this way he stays at center too. Briere moves back to center as he's disguising to watch otherwise and pair him back up with hartnell to see if maybe they can feed off each other. Couturier could use some more ice time imo if he's going to get any confidence back so this way he gets some ice time and can help out the defensively inept briere when he's not turning over the puck . Richards played wing when he was younger and couturier played some wing in juniors so it's not a long term solution but rather just to get him some confidence. ultimately i guess you would swap couturier with briere to get the only right hand shot on the right side.
Don't know why all the man LOVE with Couturier right now he looks bad if we can get a top Off dman for him i say SEE YA..
people said the same thing about Voracek. You don't give up on players with potential cause they have a rough season or two considering how young they are. though i agree if you could get a #1 D-man for a package centered around him you go for it but that won't happen.
Without any of that, they lose regardless of the team.
true but sometimes a great effort by a single player can carry a team to victory against lesser teams. that isn't often the case against the good teams. but yeah if they don't hustle or play with some damn heart they most likely won't win tonight either.
i have a feeling they'll actually win which is always a good thing but in the long term will actually be worse for the team for several reasons.