Well with all the injuries lately, I've definitely lowered my expectations this year. The West is just to good right now. All I care about the rest of the season is watching our young guns develop and grow. I do have a very good feeling that next year could be our year. Plus it will help that we will have some good cap room to make a splash in free agency.
I won't be able to watch this one, but yeah that 1st makes me nervously too. I'd take Granny and Nino and put them up with Pomegranite on the fist. Maybe Yeo is tryin to spread the talent with Granny/Nino on the 2nd away from Pom/Coyle on the first, but Allstar just shouldn't be on the first line...unless it's 2004...which it isn't.
So, so let me see if I understand this correctly...
Coyle (whom I have not complained about at all yet, but do acknowledge that he has not had the best season so far), who really has not played well at center at all, is being put on the first line with Heatley and Pommer. Sure, ok.
Now we have Granlund who has played fairly well so far, and is currently our only legitimately skilled center, staying where he was, even though out of all of our players on the team Pommer and Granlund have shown the best chemistry, but we of course are not going to utilize that at all.
And Coyle is with Heatley on the "top" line... Ok...
So we are down our #1C, AND one of our top wings, and we are still I guess trying to spread out our scoring depth, I assume, by putting Coyle on the first line. And I'm sorry but Coyle has been terrible in any scoring role so far this year. He'll get there, but he sure as hell ain't there yet.