pcm wrote: Sarcastic wrote:
pcm wrote:Iggy's role on this team should be as a 3rd liner and powerplay specialist, able to fill in on the top 6. $3m is about the max for that kind of player.
But is that the kind of player we want on 3rd line that should probably rather be fast, feisty, and defensively responsible?
You mean like Pascal Dupuis?
Well, yeah, except Dupuis plays like a 1st line player now. Maybe there is such a thing as too much of a good thing and I think Shero got caught up in that, though I can't fault him for trading for Iginla. As he said, if you have a guy like that available, you get him, then work things out later. Wonder what we would instead look like if we got some other guy in his place. Or nevermind. We should have played Bennett with Malkin and Neal. Bennett is and was ready for big time and played great hockey. Then Iginla took his spot. Yeah, that kinda bit us on the ass. We had 2 solid scoring lines. That we didn't score against Bruins isn't a case of personnel, imo.
I honestly don't know what to do about Iginla. If he can play with Sid, great. But we don't know that. Then we'd have a better player in Dupuis, and he is better, on the 3rd? Maybe we can keep Dupuis with Cooke and Sutter, but I'm not sure that's fair to Dupuis, not to mention a waste of his sudden scoring ability.
Shero will need to think hard about setting up the roster for next season.