When Phaneuf is on the ice:
Team scores: 3.40 goals/60 minutes
Team allows: 1.97 goals/60 minutes
When Phaneuf is off the ice:
Team scores: 2.25 goals/60 minutes
Team allows: 2.51 goals/60 minutes
Just play Kadri ******
What bad trades have they made in the past? The Varlamov one was the only moderately bad trade they've made in the last couple of years.
Well let's be honest though, I don't think anyone expects shutdown defence from Kessel, he has a role and he's relied on primarily to score. But to be fair, he still was a plus 8 in the playoffs, his D couldn't have been that dreadful now could it have?
And to be fair, he got traded because Burke offered up a kings ransom for him, they didn't just trade Kessel for the sake of trading him
I remember him sitting up in the bleachers against the habs playoff series....CJ hated him
he got pissed, wanted a contract based on his goals boston said no and he asked to be traded
Its not just his defense its the same problem with every pure sniper once you have the lead what do you do with them?
Also play Kadri and Colborne fak!!!! Whats the worst thing that happens they get experience?
There's no excuse why Kadri and Colbourne shouldn't get some playing time this year, with our lack of a #1 center what's the worst that could happen really?
Seriously though, I agree with you completely.... if we go into the year, as is, and Kadri and/or Colbourne don't get a shot I'm going to be extremely unhappy. I'd much, much rather see what these guys can do in the big show than see overpaid vets who bring very little to the table.
Had to be done! Go T-Rex