Isbister has 1 goal in 16 games while playing a fair amount with Jagr. Not sure how much scoring one would expect if he was playing with Betts on a fourth line. I do hear what you're saying - Isbister is a better grinder than Hollweg, I believe, as a result of his better puckhandling ability, and perhaps even his size, but it all depends on what you want from your fourth line. Do you want to try to wear teams down with a down low cycle, or do you want to try to wear them down with bodychecks, which could also help jumpstart a team. Hollweg brings a lot more energy and hitting than Isbister and it all depends on the makeup you want for those five minutes per game (assuming Hossa's back and playing with Jagr and Callahan isn't sent down).
Fletch--Honestly, I couldn't care if Isbister had zero points on the Jagr line...With our current available players, the line has been playing pretty darn well with Isbister on it and Isboister providing his workman like stuff..Even if it is pure coincidence, he stays until that coincidence goes away...Then the question is, does he go to the 4th line?..And I think all your questions hit the mark..I would go with Hollweg but there would be reasons for Isbister also...ANd actually, it really might be betweeen Orr and Isbister, and it's Isbister by a country mile no matter what you want (for the POs)..
Yeah, I think both Orr and Hollweg could eventually be the ones sitting, although, it appears Hossa might not be ready for the start of the POs. Hollweg sits for now, but, I could see the lineup eventually being as follows:
Fletch--Honestly, I couldn't care if Isbister had zero points on the Jagr line...
This does not remind you of Putty Toms? 1 goal is 16 games with one of the leagues' best players is enough to send Prucha to the bench? Isbister, who HAS played decently, has become a waiver-level player in the league. Such players should not be replacing sniping youngsters like Prucha or sparkplugs like Hollweg. This is exactly the same thing that led Ron Low to be burned in efigy around these parts.
I didn't want to respond to this last game because the guy finally had a good game since his first 3 back and I knew it wouldn't last.
The guy is terrible on the first line, brings nothing. Sure he can sometimes hold the puck for a few seconds, but then he gives it away. Has no offensive skill at all and only a little defensive skill.