Gibbons reaction to the Adam Lind trade
Does anyone else think Burke is setting up JVR to fail by moving him to center? It's one thing to have to adjust to playing with new players and building chemistry, but to come in and learn a new position on top of that. Looks like it's another year without a proven 1st line center and a tandem of young unproven goalies.
I honestly don't expect the "JVR to centre" experiment to last that long. Who knows tho.
So kadri is working out with gary roberts this summer...good on him !!
Last edited by KingerSox; 07-12-2012 at 12:19 PM.
Like you JVR is a winger likes the wing is used to playing the wing
Again like you said your centers suck. You have to rookies with some pretty good potential. Its time to play them. Whats the worst thing that happens T.o sucks again? At least people will be interested in the kids and they get expierence in the NHL. AHL is just to teach positioning and let kids grow
Will they struggle yeah but they have to learn and if Burke say something in him to pick him 8th overal PLAY HIM!
Might also be one of his weird tactics to show other GMs he's not desperate for a #1 center? Who knows what these units are up too
Connolly has top 6 offensive skill, and he's a playmaker. In theory, it should have worked. I feel like its a decent plan B move that I would have considered with a player similar to Connolly but less injury prone.
And we act like he was some complete loser last season but he really wasn't. 36 points in 70 games is a 42 ish pace, its like 0.5 PPG. He only scored slightly less points than Mac and Bozak. The difference is that Connolly had NO talent to play with. The guys he played with did nothing. He spent a lot of the time Armstrong was in the lineup playing with him and Army had 3 points in 30 games. He played a lot with Lombardi who had 18 points, he played a lot of time with Crabb who had 26 points. Had he been actually given a shot with Kessel and Lupul where he should probably have been by default to start the season, he would have had a shot at 60...Bozak put up 47 in 73 for a 52 point pace, Connolly was only 10 points off him playing with our rejects and garbage.
He was better than he's getting credit. There is slightly more talent on the team this year and I wouldn't be surprised if he scored 45+ points from the 3rd line, (and that's only because I don't think he'd get a shot on the top line) which as a 3rd liner is fantastic.
I'm just kind of confused as to what they plan to do with JVR, Lupul, Bozak, Connolly, and Kadri who will all likely warrant important spots but not many of those spots available. You look at the lineup, and I think the only locked in spots are Grabo as the 2nd line center and Kessel on the first line RW...anyone else could end up anywhere...
Cant help to agree with you about Connolly. Also cant help my desire to connect some dots and point out that TC's contract ends at the end of this year just when Getzlaf is UFA. Pls,pls,pls.
And if the CBA limits the contract length to 5-6 years, and Burke is abke to sign Getzlaf to that type of contract does he go from Goat to GOAT(greatest of all time)?
Last edited by TRIUMPHATOR; 07-15-2012 at 03:44 PM.