"heart" says Streit, mind says Simpson... the point position on PP can be filled by Kovalev, and Souray is playing GREAT lately... but we need someone to be reliable in front of his net, and unfrotunatly it's Streit's weakness.
If he's only missing a very small number of games, I'd say Streit. Otherwise, I'd get Simpson in there from time to time. I don't have enough confidence in Streit's (or Simpson's) ability to play at a high level for an extended period of time, so the coaches will have to find the right balance. I really, really, really hope Markov is back ASAP.
keep kovy on the point on the power play and to heck with streit .
im still not sold on streit . sure he had a good olympics but if he was so impressive why hasnt bob played him? tells me gainey knows he needs more work .
that cote kid fit right in . he is big and he is fairly sound and will play the body and go to the corners and clear out front something streit probally never be able to do unless he puts on 15 more pounds
id argue cote right now is better/faster now than simpson . only thing simpson has is experience .
Easy: Simpson. See what he does and how he fits in with the team, get him immersed with the team before the playoffs. He's a good person to have around the team (as Langdon was), and it'll be good to get him involved.