MRandall25 wrote:offsides wrote:meow wrote:canaan wrote:Its not a matter of having a durable 3rd liner, its the option of filling a top 6 winger role when an injury happens. As it stands, who do you bump up in case of injury? No Kennedy, no Cooke. Jokinen isn't a winger. Its a gaping hole.
Jokinen can play on either side of center. What makes you say he can't?
Maybe he can play on wing, but he can't play well on either wing. He was a healthy scratch in many playoff games for a reason. If we have to depend on JJ for a top 6 roll, we are in trouble.
He was a healthy scratch because there was no room for him in the Top 6 once Crosby returned.
He's not a bottom 6 player.
Yea, that's pretty black and white.