bill from turtle creek wrote: shmenguin wrote:
purelebo84 wrote:Our powerplay is going to be awesome when he gets back.
i wouldnt pencil whitney in on PP1 yet. he needs to earn his way back into that spot.
That's for sure. The guys in there right now are setting the world on fire.
whitney won't be an instant injection of offense. that's not really his role on the PP. he's always been an accessory. making safe plays while the other guys do the heavy lifting. goligoski, while not being very defensively apt, is much better with the puck in the o-zone than whit (as is letang). and it's not even close.
but there might be some merit in having the more reliable player in the lineup. and whitney is a much, much better neutral zone passer than the other 2. so who knows. i'm not really sure what outweighs what. and gogo might not even stay up once whitney's back.
the point is that whitney was never the glue to the power play. if gonchar, gogo and whit were all healthy, i'd go with gonchar and gogo without hesitation. but since we have an issue with turnovers at the blue line, putting the veteran in might be better. it's certainly not a cut and dry situation.