I mean for argument sake let say Knight is your 3rd line RW (or center). I could see him putting up 10g minimum. Now you're at 45 goals for your third line. Math again figures this line should contribute a goal ever 2 games on average. What more do you want for scoring from this line? Do want them to have 82 goals between them and put up a goal a night?
I'm not really sure what you're trying to argue but I agree with just about all of this.I know your smart one man, when I speak of the team; I speak of our stars, we still have those. We just never replaced Ryders scoring, we tried with Pou didn't work
We never replaced rexs leadership
TT played a lot more than he should of
Oh and McQ was never replace
Oh and Horton was never replaced
Kaberle was replaced by Corvo.....
Pevs and Kelly never played with each other
But all that doesn't matter, Nash will solve all
No major changes? Do you know the players we acquired between that epic collapse and winning the cup? Here's a list of players that were on the Stanley Cup team that were NOT on the team when the collapse happenedLike I don't understand we held pat after losing to Philly, we won it the next year. We had the best November ever, we got killed with injuries after. How do you people figure this team needs major changes. We need health and depth so if/when injuries happen we could get players to step in and replace guys.
Nathan Horton, Gregory Campbell, Rich Peverley, Chris Kelly, Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin & Adam McQuaid (only 19GP in '09-'10)
Caron can be a top line winger? Most NHL scouts and experts have him at best as a 2nd line winger. I think a 2nd line winger is a stretch, what do you know about him that we dont?Caron can become a top line winger
Sauve can become a very good 3rd liner
Spooner and knight can be the depth we need incase of injuries
Sauve I agree, I view him more as a 4th liner but at his peak could be a quality 3rd liner.
I would probably take Spooner & Knight over Caron and Sauve right now. I think Knight will have a bigger impact that any of the four guy mentioned next season.
I remember when Savy was going to come back healthy and that never really happened. As I've said previously concussions are a whole different beast. I think for the B's they need to plan as if Horton will be out for the season. If he returns its just added bonus.Horton will come back healthy
How do you know Nash is going to get shut out in the playoffs? If you're still basing this off your Joe Thornton argument is a terrible one. I also don't know how you think were only two lines deep. Read what I wrote above about a line of Pouliot-Knight-Peverley contributing a goal every 2-3 games.Or Nash can get 40 goals in the season and then get shut out in the playoffs. All you have to do is play defense against our top two lines the rest will not be a danger.
See argument above^Getting nash turns us into every other team that has not won the cup. One two line wonder
The NY Rangers stars did nothing? are you serious right now? B&G you know you're my boy (were the bash brothers) but the stats don't back up your argument. I honestly feel like you're just throwing stuff out there and hoping the facts back it up.And Nashville got out defensed by Yotes, Yotes got beat by LA's 4 lines. hard to defend against 4 lines always attacking
Rangers had 4d they played all playoffs, and their stars DID NOTHING that's why they never won 4 straight games. Oh but wait your telling me there are 20 other players on the team that make a difference?
So putting all your hopes on a better offense in one player seems a bit crazy no?
You need a great team to win and if we could spread the money around to get great third line 4th line players we will score more in the playoffs. One guy can only play 15 minutes a game and will be targeted by the other team, a great team will play 60+ and target the opponents strengths
Brad Richards - 6 Goals / 9 Assist
Dan Girardi - 3 Goals / 9 Assist
Marian Gaborik - 5 Goals / 6 Assist
Ryan Callahan - 6 Goals / 4 Assist
One guy can only play 15 minutes a game? Outside of the 3rd and 4th line, every single Bruins forward played 16+ minutes a night in the playoffs. I agree about attacking a teams strength but how do you attack a line of Nash-Krejci-Seguin? who do you focus on? each player can beat you 1v1. I'm sure the team rolls out their top d-pair, ok.
How do you attack the Marchand-Bergeron-Horton line? If Horton is healthy that line is maybe top 3 in the NHL for #2 lines.
I still think a line of Pouliot-Knight-Peverley would be extremely dangerous. The speed of that line would skate circles around a teams 3rd pairing.
The fourth line is an engergy line.