Re: comments on Vrby......no forward is more important given he scores in bunches, and is badly overdue, he gets a goal in the 1st or early 2nd and he could carry this team into the playoffs and maybe through the first round. We know what we'll get from Whitney, Marty, Doan, Torres, etc.....Vrby's the wild card.
He'll get a goal, maybe 2, within the first 25 minutes tonight.....my prediction.
The coyotes do depend on vrbatas scoring but he brings a lot more than just that. When hes with hanzal they are a shutdown line. He also draws attention from the opposing teams and that opens up things a little more for other lines
That's all fine and good, but the importance of the scoring heavily out weighs everything else given the rest of the roster. Vrbata disappearance 2.0 may be the cause of losing the #3 spot more than any other one thing.