Just cuz he's playing forward, doesn't necessarily mean he can't still shoot? I hope! LOL
No but I mean the point shot. We need low heavy shot from the point and the best one this year is Sheldon. I would just put Kilger at centre and he can crash the net and get in front, like he did. Put Kilger on the PP with Sourray at the point.
When I saw the thread title, I assumed you were joking.
You can't move a guy like Souray to centre just like that. First off, he doesn't have the speed or finesse required for a forward. His offensive skills are limited except for his shot. Have you ever seen Souray beat a guy wide or dangle around a guy? Of course not.
Playing centre is way different from playing D and it would take him a long time to adjust to such a move. If you're going to suggest a d move up to forward at least suggest Markov.
After the second goal last night the thought actually crossed my mind...he could possibly become a power forward...although i see him more on the wing...during the PP i'd recommend him on the point though...we seem to be pretty thin on RW...he's also on that side for defense which would help the transition...would be nice to see them try him on that wing and bring up Komisarek...I only see that as temporary unless it really works out though..I see Souray as part of the future defensive corp...
The guy gets a couple of goals and becomes your whole team?
I think he's fine right where he is..... if he can keep loading the cannon, once Koivu comes back, Souray, Zednik, Koivu, Markov/Brisbois, and whoever the 3rd forward is will be a pretty exciting powerplay!!! I agree with the suggestion of Kilger crashing the net on the PP......
He seems to be doing a great job at the point with his shot, by putting him in front of the net you just create a problem back at the point.
I agree......playing defense and center is totally different and I think Kilger can do the job at center as far as playing physical, playing with grit and contributing a bit offensively.....this is the year for Kilger to have a rebound year. Souray is playing GREAT though
Actually Souray is fast, he skated around the whole Molson Centre in around 16 seconds, and was the fastest skater among all habs, if you haven't noticed, he's quite big, which would make him look slower then he actually is.
Are you saying Souray is faster than Zed and Bulis?
You guys can"t seriously be talking about putting Souray at center position can you ?????
Just think about it for a bit, THAT MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL. We are not in NHL 2004 were attributes are all that matters. It's real hockey, you can't just put players at random positions. (at least not in the NHL).
I know some layers did already, but common just be honnest with yourself. Can the guy really play center???
Playing defense and playing forward may traditionally have been rare but I don't see why a guy who shows good offensive upside, couldn't be atleast be tried there?
When has Souray shown any "offensive upside"? All he has done is scored on some shots from the point. He hasn't gone on any end-to-edn rushes, he hasn't made any spectacular passes, he's just played good solid D and had a few shots go in.
He previous career high for goals was 3, that right there sums up his offensive upside.