I don't care how good he is this year, i hope it's his last year with us. We have far too much kids waiting either in the AHL or CHL to earn a spot on our team but have no room. Players like Chipchura and Lappierre can do what he does and for alot of years to come as well. Pleckanek is another who's more suited for 3rd line duties then 2nd line. I really don't see how Bonk can do a better job then him.
Experience is not something you can buy.. I tihnk Bonk should stay a year or two more while Chip gets use to the NHL on the 4th line.
As much as I like Bonk, and have for quite some time, I would hardly call his Zednik-one-hand-on-the-stick-around-the-net move "taking the puck to the net with authority from the outside on a consistent basis" as you put it. He did draw a penalty, but aside from that, there's really no point in that play.
there's no point in that play? You know what he was doing last season in that situation? He would put on the breaks and try to find a trailer... or he would just cough it up. I like the more agressive option... thank you very much
while he's streaking for the net, he can through it at the crease... look for some bounces... or his linemates can come in to try and clean the garbage... its never a bad play.
And who said he only takes it around the net? You are only referring to one play.