we clearly have a different standard on what a 2nd line center should be. As far as Teemu? well i love the guy, but he's a bit of a turnover machine as well... its just frustrating to see fans bash him instead of come up with positive idea's to help him...
takes a fire to play D like Bobby has
shame on you
WOW, I'm not saying Bonino is a second line center. But we're not talking about a 4th line scrub who puts up 5 points a season. Bonino was on pace for 30 points this season, and many, many people here had him as a potential solid #3 center.
As I've said many times, Bonino isn't an ideal center for Ryan, but I don't see how Bonino restricts Ryan so much that he looks like a 4th liner.
And it's not just about point totals, as Sojourn said, it's about effort. Ryan's effort in the past season (I'll give him a semi-pass during the first half with the rumours), has been non-existent.
And he comes out and says he's ready to go this season, and he has looked like he doesn't give a ****. That's poor.