Because he doesn't really fit the criteria. Bobby is an example of a player who you want to have the puck on the transition. He does his best work when he has the puck, but his play away from the puck has always been a bit lacking.
I was thinking JVR although I don't watch Getzlaf/Perry very often a line with 3 tough guys that are very skilled seems like it would work well... JVR would be somebody that would go to the net/work along the boards and also has a good shot while using his body effectively.
I totally agree!!! The reason the Bobby Perry Getzlaf line was so dangerous was because of the combination of size and skill
The basic criteria for someone to fit with them: his game isn't built around rushing the puck, aka. he's got to be fine with not having the puck alot, has an ability to find space away from the defense without the puck, gets off shots quickly, is decent at cycling, and ideally decent or more defensively. From a financial / cap point of view as well, it has to be a complimentary player on a smaller contract.
If Penner doesn't find some chemistry with them, I think we have a couple very intriguing options for that in Palmieri and Silfverberg already.
Excellent point!!!!Palmieri looked amazing with the big boys this season so maybe if Penner doesn't pan out Palmieri will!!! Thanks for the reply!!!!
Evander Kane was awesome with them at the WC. Getzlaf and Perry both have incredible hands, but they aren't exactly quick. They could use some speed (which Kane provided) on their LW. Other guys that would be good fits are Marleau and Parise. Nash ain't fast, but I would love to see him play with those two guys. The size and hands on that line would be insane.