Boullion and Desharnais are both completely overused. Neither warrant top pairing minutes, albeit for different reasons, yet both are a fixture on our powerplay and frequently apart of the secondary offense. It's no wonder said offense is nonexistent. Meanwhile, Gorges has regressed this season and Gionta looks more and more like a depth forward than a constant contributor.
Ryder can only do so much before teams target him near exclusively, which has happened in our recent games. Subban and Plekanec are suffering similar difficulties due to our inconsistency and Therrien seems content to change nothing. Much as Price has been a fraction of the goalie we know on a given average, he is not why we are such a disaster lately. We need a bold change to light this team on fire.
We could really use a "Simmonds" type player (to replace Gionta ), but who? Clarkson would be great but well, good luck.
Simmonds, Clarkson, Clowe to a lesser extent... and then there's better wingers like Perry, Nash, Gaborik and so on.
Originally Posted by Mrb1p
Damphousse was saying Moen doesnt want to fight anymore... Because 1 he's scared to have another concussion and 2 he's mad about him being on the 4th line
If Moen had the wheels he'd still be useful on the forecheck. His defensive play is good and he keeps with the play but if he's not interested in fighting he's getting traded. No way we keep him for four years, no way.
but then again Damphousse is an idiot who can't speak no good and Moen tried to fight Simmonds several times tonight. A lil of Column A a lil of Column B I suppose.