bill from turtle creek wrote:Most likely reason for Gill's demise is that he has to play too much with Whitney and Gonchar down. Hopefully once they return and his minutes decrease (and he is spotted differently), he returns to last year's form.
This is pretty much how I feel. Gill is just playing too much. I thought he had his best game of the season against the Red Wings - after Scuderi went out, Gill played less & was with more mobile guys.
He needs to play third pairing even strength minutes and most definitely needs to be with a more mobile guy. Hopefully when Whitney comes back, Therrien will adjust the pairings accordingly. But right now, he's just out there way too much.(edited to add. That was kind of a redundant post. Hm. Oh well.)