Conacher's performed admirably so far in his career. I don't understand why this guy get's so much crap..
He was our leading scorer last season; outscoring Turris, Alfredsson, Zibanejad and Silfverberg over the 48 game schedule... And he did this despite only averaging about 13 minutes a game and having to adapt to a completely different style of play over the last dozen games in the reg. season.(And he still put up 5 points and was a +6 over those 12 games.) He was also the only player on our team projected for 50 points or more in a full season this year.
The kids a fast, agile, gritty player that has a nose for the net and doesn't mind taking a couple shots to get to the blue paint.
Why wouldn't he deserve a top-6 spot? IMO anything else would be detrimental to his development.
He scored the majority of his points playing for a different team.
Ryan wasn't on the roster at any point during the 2012-2013 season. With Conacher it's a different story.
If it makes everybody feel better I didn't mean he was 'the Ottawa Senators' leading scorer' in the sense that he scored the most points for Ottawa this season, I just meant he was the player with the most points on the Ottawa Senators roster at the end of the season.