obyrne should be playing instead of bouillon..it would make us a better team..bigtime..
having a 5"8 defenceman on the backend for this team is just costing us TOO much downlow, it just rly is, i dont care how hard he hits or how good he fights, its killing us and im rly glad hes UFA, thanks for the fun frankie
But that just makes to much common sense ...
unfortunately it would not surprise me in the least to see him back for at least one more year.
I know people hate draft comparisons in retrospect...but Chipper vs. Green? It's a pk matchup i would imagine. I dunno, but Chipchura just doesn't seem to have any discernible identity (sposed to be shutdown right?). Opinions on how he's playing (yeah i don't expect him to save that Ovy goal, but if he is who he is sposed to be...)?
Oh no doubt about that.. But that same, for the lack of a better term, "guy" as usual is asking for him to be pulled after 2 goals he had no business stopping especially he saved atleast two goals on great saves in that period alone. There is only so much goalies can do when the toher team outchances you 10:1 ratio (this goes for Halak too).
No doubt, the guy has an agenda against Price and it's pretty obvious. I love Price, just wish he could still us a game somewhere down this horrible, horrible slump.
I don't know what happened to Komi but he just seems to be out of it right now. Missing passes, overplaying the puck, turning it over. It seems like he is too focused on just trying to hit people rather than playing well defensively.
I thought the stupid penalties, turnovers, long shifts by Kovalev made him teammates sucked.
If we win, its because of Kovalev is not playing.
But if we lose, its not because that Kovaev is not playing that we are better.
Lose-Lose situation for Kovy here.
The players are responsible for their own play, so you can't blame Kovalev for their shortcomings. You can blame Kovalev for all the things you listed, though. None of that stuff is helping the team any.
There are seemingly two viewpoints on here regarding Kovalev: some posters absolve him of all blame, and others think that getting rid of him would make us a contender again by itself. As usual, the truth is somewhere in between.