Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:46 AM
Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla
WOW, they are scary good now with those additions
Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:52 AM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:05 AM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:24 AM
If you think Skinner and Jordan are worthless, you've lost your goddamn mind. While they may not be scoring as much as you'd like to see from your 2nd line, they do everything else really well. Just gotta finish their chances. Jordan is known by Pittsburgh fans to not have hands, and I didn't expect great hands from him when we nabbed him. I expected a guy who was going to dish the puck well and work hard on the forecheck, and that is what he does. Skinner is a fast, strong skater that gets to the dirty areas and drives the net, and that is what he does. Skinner has hands (he was hot the first few games this season), he just has to get one by a goalie again and get his confidence back.
I'm not arguing they don't do things well, if they haven't produced what we expected or what they're supposed to how can they not be worthless? Maybe I'm the only person that sees that Skinner cannot overcome his small size. He gets bull dogged every time he has the puck. Jordan at least tries to dish the puck but maybe he needs to quit dishing and start crashing instead. Every time Jordan enters the zone he peels off to control the half boards and inevitably loses possession or tries to center, which in turn is intercepted or Skinner tries to do some fancy poo and turns it over. So no, I haven't lost my mind. Skinner was doing a decent job prior to his concussion. Getting dirty and scoring on second chance opportunities, now this line can't get a first opportunity. The statement i'm trying to make is that when our first line gets shut down or are not generating which is going to happen from time to time...Our secondary scoring should be there and it's not, this is why we are losing.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:04 PM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:30 PM
That second line really needs someone that can protect him and allow him to fly down the ice with the puck. That's when he's the most effective as a player with his skating skills. Right now that isn't happening enough for the second line to be successful and I'm not sure if there's a way to fix it in the current season.
Also great trade for Pitt, gave up a lot though for him.