BurghersAndDogsSports wrote:My only issue with Morrow when we got him was everyone thinking his overall play/numbers were down from playing with poor forwards. Until the deadline the Stars actually had a pretty good set of forwards. Not like the Pens but a solid crop, 2 decent centers, some 60 pt scorers and decent role players.
He was pretty awful this year. Not sure i am comfortable with him on the top two lines for a playoff run.
Juggling the lines after the trade is tough to figure out. I want Neal back on the right side because his main or sometimes only skill is that shot from that circle. If that means pushing Dupuis to the 3rd I guess I am on board with that.
just trying to think about beat utilizing our assets.
I share a genuine concern that Bylsma fails to maximise individual player's skill sets or utilise the teams assets through insistence on forcing players into positions where they are less effective, essentially banging square pegs into round holes. Examples include, but are not limited to:
-Neal's off wing one-timer. Why was he put on point/rover for PP? Why force him to be less effective at LW to accommodate Iginla?
-Cooke is a good 3rd line LW. Why make him less effective to accommodate Morrow (who is arguably worse than Cooke in that 3rd line role)?
-TK is a RW with little to no hockey sense, and shoot first mentality. Why play him as first line centre?
-Letang CANNOT QB the PP. Why have him out on the first unit game after game?
-Crosby + Malkin love the half boards on PP. Why force one to be less effective rather than split the PP units?