Give the kid a break, he goes up against the top guys in the league night in, night out. Plus we give up more goals than we score so his plus/minus being negative isn't a shocker.
It's hard to give him a break when he makes it so obvious that he wants out. I put little stock in the +/-, but Bouw's yet to score, he's paid to be more offensive. His defensive play, especially to start the season, was pretty solid, but he needs to light the lamp.
That's what concussions are like. Once you sustain one, you might continue to have reoccuring symptoms for who knows how long. You might seem fine for a week or month, and then you might start feeling symptoms again. Concussions suck. Nothing the med staff can do about it, except keep him out when he's feeling sick like they're doing and not rush him back.
Great post,could not have said it any better myself. This is the exact reason I traded Gagne while he's red hot in my Y! keeper league. You never know when concussion symptoms can creep back into the athlete.
Stillman missed 3 games...came back...and will miss the next few games. Why?
I'm starting to believe that our medical staff may have something to do with injury issues we've had for years.
I remember years ago when our medical staff changed our new medical staff came from a team that lead the league in injuries. I remember back then saying this will come back to haunt us. Do we still have that same medical staff and does anyone remember what that team was that our staff / head of medical came from?
Bo as looked horrible this season and he has looked average the past two years. Too many turnovers and stupid penalties taken.
Sure he has not looked good this season, but last year he had 15 goals, which was three goals behind Mike Green last season. Lets not all get carried away here with Bouwmeester now. The kid is a talented Dman and since he doesnt want to sign here, it seems everyone is really starting to turn on him the way most did with Jokinen.
He is playing like he wants out which is very unsportsmanlike. In the past two weeks I've counted about 7-8 big turnovers coming from behind the net. I'm not saying he's not a good defense men, you don't log 29 minutes of ice-time because of nothing. But he isn't playing how he should be. Ballard and since McCabe has come back, have been our best d-men. I think we found our replacement for Bo guys. I think it is crucial to the psyche of this team that we keep Bo for as long as we are in the hunt, but once we are out, trade him.