I hate it. Last season he was creative, unselfish, and a serious force. This season he was Thornton's backboard. I want him back at center, except this time give Pavelski Marleau and Setoguchi and give Thornton Mitchell and Wellwood.
it's not flashy but it just reminds me of something DW would do...
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
Logan Couture ($2.875m) / Joe Thornton ($7.000m) / Brad Boyes ($2.500m)
Patrick Marleau ($6.900m) / Joe Pavelski ($4.000m) / Martin Havlat ($5.000m)
Ryane Clowe ($3.625m) / Dominic Moore ($1.250m) / Lee Stempniak ($2.250m)
T.J. Galiardi ($0.735m) / Andrew Desjardins ($0.600m) / Tommy Wingels ($0.660m)
Brandon Mashinter ($0.578m) / Benn Ferriero ($0.666m)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic ($3.100m) / Brent Burns ($5.760m)
Brad Stuart ($3.500m) / Dan Boyle ($6.667m)
Jason Demers ($1.250m) / Justin Braun ($0.688m)
Jim Vandermeer ($1.000m) /
Antti Niemi ($3.800m)
Thomas Greiss ($0.588m)
Michal Handzus ($0.833m)
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(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion) SALARY CAP: $70,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $65,823,000; BONUSES: $0 CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $4,477,000
Ryane Clowe / Joe Thornton \ Logan Couture
Patrick Marleau / Joe Pavelski \ Martin Havlat
I don't remember seeing Clowe with Thornton,... ever. What do you all think?
Clowe and JT together could have worked when the old Clowe was playing for us, the one that would park his arse on the doorstep and get nasty goals. The two of them would just board battle the entire shift, and poor LoCo would get knocked around the net (or behind it).
And yes, that line is way too slow. None of them are hard forecheckers. JT can kinda, but that would put him in an awful position on the backcheck which is where we need him.
What we need is someone like Michalek or McGinn who would get in deep and cause the turnover or pickup the dump, oh wait...them...
For the record, I completely disagreed with the Ginner trade. He's exactly the type of player this team needed/needs and we frackin traded him and the pirate away for nothing.
I'm voting Chris Stewart for spot XXX. Think it would be a great signing as I think he has loads of potential in the right system and has already shown prior to this season he can be a point per game guy and performs well in the playoffs.