id like to see him up. but only if they actually play him. the spare change shifts svoboda gets really arent enough to see what he or anyone else would have to offer. if hes on the 3-4 lines, hes better off in the minors. svoboda has looked lost out there on the 4th line. i think they're hurting his development.
yea.. but i meant he has the talent to be scoring 30+ goals for the canes.. i just hope he cna get his game together and make it to the pro's
He has the talent to score those kinds of numbers, yes. But that doesn't mean he could do it right now, on this team. We can't even buy a goal. I'd like to see Brendl put up 30+ goals in the AHL, first. Which he is on pace to do.
I have seen Brendl play, as I am at every home game of the Monsters... He LACKS not SLACKS on the D.... theres are difference if you ask me. Its not that he cant, or hes to lazy by any means.... its that he just doesnt play D! Yes I know its a big issue.. but the kid puts up the points to cover his butt! There are some players that arent going to be able to adapt to the "two way play" And if he can score assist and score... lol well then I wouldnt change him! One player on a team of 23 that doesnt play two way but puts up the points.... Hell I wouldnt bench him!
He is doing really well... NOT taking stupid pens like he was when he first came back from the injury. He is NOT out of shape, still gasps for air a bit, but he plays a TON of mins. He sees the play so well its amazing and his shot....???? MY LORD the kid has a rocket! As much as I hate to say this, him and Kurka are playing VERY well together.. they seem to know where to be and when...
Good Luck to Bfly if he gets the call.... if not I aint complaining, since hes the only one to find the net night after night! (you could turn all the lights out and I swear the kid would find the net)
As of yesterday, former Canes Assistant Coach Randy Ladoucuer has been brought back by the club to take help out with player development. He's in Lowell right now and his first task is to prep Brendl for the NHL ASAP.
Frankly ... I don't know whether to laugh, cry or applaud. They've needed soebody in this role for approximately forever, and I liked Jeff Daniels to handle this stuff ... but he got waylaid onto the coaching staff in Raleigh. Laddy is a great guy, but he was a plodding, old fashioned stay at home defenseman who showed himself to have little or no communications skills as an NHL assistant ... what exactly he's going to share with prospects is beyond me.
Bendl scored against th bolts last night. but i think he was a minus for the night.
I would like to see him play as many games in the NHL as possible, not too much icetime cause he's still a liability but would put him on the pp as much as possible.
Pavel Brendl = Sergei Berezin without the scoring touch.
That is the first time i've ever heard of a person not recognizing Brendl's amazing skill. What makes you say that, wasting time? I've not had the privledge of following Brendl through his entire career, just the past two years and i've seen nothing that would imply that he didn't have much of a scoring touch. He scored something like 73 goals in 70 games in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen, it's kind of hard to do that without a scoring touch.