Bob McKenzie wrote:That Tampa Bay team is horrendous.
Why they are playing Stamkos on the 4th line, I can't figure it out. Put him up on the top two lines. The kid has skill. See what he can do. Malone has been atrocious for them. Their defense took a major hit when they traded Dan Boyle (one of the stupidest trades I've ever seen). Boyle is one of the best defensemen in the game. He is a game changer. They trade him to San Jose for the centerpiece being Matt Carle and then they just trade Carle to Philly.
That franchise is reminding me a lot of the Milbury run Islanders. It's a joke.
See what Stamkos can do? He was the 2nd line center for the first 7 games, and had 0G 1A. I know he is a rookie however look at other former number 1 picks:
Crosby Assists in his first game
Kane, had 9 points in his first 7 games.
They both arguably had less talent around them too.
I don't follow Tampa Bay but I heard Matt Carle has no motivation and Melrose didn't like that....