i predict he will be a minus 1, not score, and we will all scream about how he is a bust and we are doomed for failure for all eternity.
hopefully he and bogo still have some chemistry from their days in the ohl together as it would only make sense that they are paired together on the third pairing(one being a rookie and the other being garbage)
bogo really needs to go back to what made him good last year and rely on his physicality and skating ability again. he was never great positionally and that wasn't a problem when his skating ability and strength were making up for it and he was still a rookie and could learn but now i'm starting to worry about the kid. if anything he's regressed in his positioning. he needs a good solid stay at home d-man to rub off on him and maybe kulda can help with that. i think he just needs to wipe this whole season clean, come back next year and play like he did last year
Man, Bogosian is taking some stick around here lately. The kid is still 19 years old. I'd hate to be one of your children if this is representative of your expectations in life. Are you expecting him have the experience of Chelios his second year in the league?
The kid is super wicked talented and is still learning his position. Feck, cut him some slack. He was schooled last night. I'm willing to bet he doesn't allow the same thing to happen again.
Is it not better to have the entire rest of the season affect his opinion rather than one uncharacteristically good game?
well its easy to pile on him when he's subpar, but i dont think he's been that bad this year, -1 so far while many of the other bigger 'names' havent been up to snuff consistently.
and as far as getting on Bogos case, i think last night was just the breaking point for a lot of fans that have been clamoring for a night off for a month. yes, he's only 19, he should be playing bottom pair minutes right now with our other top 4 options...he's going to be a damn good one, its a process, and part of that process is sitting when need be.