I wish we would have resigned Kevyn Adams just because he is another leadship guy like LaPointe, he has more offense than LaPointe, and he already has a familiarity with Craig Adams. He Craig and Burish would make up a good 4th line and they played that line at the end of last year when Kevyn came back from injury. His first couple games back he looked like a deer in headlights, but after he got his legs under him, he seemed solid.
I like having an enforcer, but the game is really changing. You need to score too much and can't sacrifice a roster spot for someone who can just throw down(ie Ben Eager). We would have Burish and Buff who can both throw down. Wiz and Seabs can also both throw down and Sharp mixes it up from time to time as well. Most of them may not be very good, but it is more about creating a spark than winning a fight.
I definitely agree that those guys are capable of chipping in 10 goals, Wiz even got 7 last year if I remember correctly and Sopel also steps up in the play a lot. If all those guys put up 10 goals, it would be a great year for our defensemen, however I just don't think that we can expect huge goal amounts from them but they should all be able to create some goals of their own and a lot more from their speed and vision.
He has fought. I have been to a game that he fought. He has thrown down a few times. The difference is that he doesn't do it in an antagonizing way. He more does it to provide protect to his teammates. He doesn't seek it, but he doesn't let the other team get away with stuff.
I don't disagree that we should have traded Havlat back in the day. I am talking about now. There is no gain in trading him now. Even if you dump his contract, there is no UFA's worth dumping his salary to clear room for.
the only way i would trade havy is if he comes out healthy this year and plays his normal game. then i would try to deal him at the deadline for a younger player with a brighter future.
and i would trade him because i wouldnt want to resign him in the offseason due to all of those injuries. but i wouldnt want to just let him go, id rather trade him and get something for him
I know everybody wants to talk about Beach and Aliu ..... but what about bill Sweat ... he has been having a great camp. I dont know a lot about him though .... where do u see this guy coming in guys?
I went to the camp and I gotta say neither Beach nor Aliu looked very good.....If I would pick one right now however, it would be Aliu.
WillyBeamon...while I don't think Sweatt will make the team this year, he has shown some great speed and offensive flashes. I don't think he will make the team this year because he has a good situation going for him in Colorado College and they have a solid team where he can develop a winning attitude and continue to develop on his skills, but the guy can flat out skate, thats for sure and well noted by the fact that you said he has had a solid camp.
hey man, i wasn't meaning it to be jumping all over you. i just dont like how ppl act like they know what they are talking about. for all i know, you could be an 8 year old girl from Bangladesh. not saying you are, but i just wanted to know why you say those things. If you're going to make statements like that, back them up with some solid evidence, dont just simply state it. was that so hard?
and you asked what am i basing my comments off of... well, i never made any comments about any of them. i have never seen any of them play outside of youtube and crap like that. that is why i dont make many comments about "specific skills" and stuff. I would like to see our young guys on the team and play well, and from what i've read, it sounds like they can do just that. but i have never said "i feel this about so and so..." or something like that.
i've never said that i know it all, but i just dont like when ppl act like they do. so my bad if you took it as an insult, i just wanted clarification man...
BOOM... thanks for the info buddy. Like ive said before, im from Canada, so i might not hear all the news and gossip but i try to keep up as much as possible.
Well, if he (Bill Sweatt) isnt there this year, hopefully it will be soon.
I also stated before the fact of keeping Sharp with Teows and Kane. I read an article today that Savard has those intentions and really doesnt want to break those guys up. Other people have claimed that we need a big guy up there to protect the young guns and to put Sharp with Lang and Havlat.... I dunno about that. Only because Lang is not a physical guy, and we all know about Havlat. If he throughs a body check he might be out for the rest of the season (haha). So wouldent it be a similar problem on the 2nd line than. Either way, we will have a delicate line there, and why break up a great thing in Sharp, Teows and Kane. Put Buff with Lang and Havlat, and aquire a solid top 9 forward to fill in the gap.
This is the thing about putting a big guy on a line of Toews/Kane...I don't like it. Some people consider Byfuglien a big guy, and i'd agree that he is big but he can definitely play soft at times and if someone messes with Toews/Kane...he won't exactly drop the gloves because he didn't a lot last year and I wouldn't plan on him doing it more this year. Here is the reason why we should all love Sharp on a line with Toews/Kane. Now no offense to Kane because obviously his job is to be a skilled forward, but he really still has a lot of room to develop on his defensive game. Sometimes he can be lazy back checking and not pick up his defenseman breaking in, and is soft on the boards. Sharp is widely considered one of the best two-way forwards in the league and he back checks hard (along with Toews) and plays a great defensive game as well as an offensive game. Obviously we can forgive Kane for this because he more than makes up for it on offense, but consider having Sharp out there as kind of hedging our bet.
Also, Sharp is a finisher and playing on Kane's line should definitely help because Kane has such great vision of the ice and can make some straight up sick passes. I really think that continuing to play those three together can benefit all three of them and the team.
Last edited by Boom!; 07-13-2008 at 10:01 AM.
boom, i totally agree with that thought. i have never thought of it in that way, and that is a very good point to why we should put sharp with the kane/toews line.
I just think it would be cool to have our three young guns on the same line. I'm not sure how good beach is as a defender or two way guy right now, or will be in the future, but i couldnt even imagine how many points would come from that line if beach was on it.
Plus, the sharp on that line doesn't solve the roughing up kane/toews thing. And having beach play along side of them will def. solve that problem. now i'm not saying that beach will make the club out of camp, but i would love to see that someday. But either way they go, it will work out and they will play great