Interesting to see so much **** is being thrown on the person who scored the game-winning-goal in TWO game 7 playoff games. Without either of those goals, there is no Cup Finals, never mind an actual Cup.
How long you going to live off that...yesterday is in the rear view mirror?
It's all about what your doing today!
What he did in the past is nice. What he is doing today, and what is he capable of doing in the future is very important.
It's completely impossible to judge this without looking at Horton's past. This argument works against itself very well.
There is far more focus on the former then the latter, especially here. This is true for all players, and has led to some classics such as "Kovalchuk is washed up", "Recchi needs to be waived", and "Thomas is an at best backup goalie". If there were more focus on the latter what he's done in the past takes center stage and at that point you realize Horton is a 60+ point player who is recovering from a nasty concussion.
I was hoping CJ would do this. I highly doubt he is punishing anyone. When you shake up lines some people have to move up and some have to move down. CJ is just trying to put together some lines that he thinks will work. Hopefully his changes will show results tonight.
I'm sorry, Caron is not a 1st liner. Heck, I'm not even convinced they should have let him out of Providence! 3rd/4th liner at best. We're not likely to get Iginla so I guess our best hope is to wait for the Yeti to show up!