I think Elias will stay at C for the remainder of this year at the least. Zajac won't displace him this year off of an injury that probably won't have him at 100% especially with the playoffs in 20 games, probably less than 10 when he actually gets back to play limited minutes.
But the ownership situation is looking more positive, if only because the news coming out is looking like another owner is knocking on the door.
the ONLY consistent line right now is the zubrus line. a coach cant not but love them. they do awesome work and occasionally score a goal. cant ask for more. i wouldnt remove bernier and slot in clarkson because hed completely **** up the flow. what with his horrible passing/non existent passing/hockey sense and falling down.
also...whatd i miss with this millard guy? what exactly did he say and what exactly is going on? are we saved? do we haz cheeseburgerererers?
What I really want is Henrique back to the third line where he can pick himself back up. I dunno if Deboer's willing to break up his momentum line, though. Plus that makes coming up with lines a ****-ton harder. I wonder if Deboer would every try Josefson with Kovalchuk again this season?
Parise - Elias - Sykora
Kovalchuk - Josefson - Clarkson
Ponikarovsky - Henrique - Zubrus
Boulton - Carter - Bernier
This is me just throwing stuff around, trying to find a way to split up Kovalchuk and Parise while keeping Henrique off the top 2 lines.
Watching the Rangers game last night I realized that we lack in size on our D. Every time the Rangers were for checking our D got shoved around. Andy Greene, Larsson, Zidlicky all struggled to get the puck out of our end.
I'm wondering why we don't bring up Urbom or one of the stronger bodies from the AHL to solidify our D somewhat. While our D looks great on paper in a physical game we can't seem to get the puck out of our own end.
I was surprised we didn't go after a Hal Gill type...