Boogeyman wrote:The guy is not washed up. He's played 16 years of hockey with the same organization where he was used to playing a certain way. He showed up here, was completely taken out of his element and misused at every opportunity. Even then, was he not a factor on the scoresheet most nights?
I guarantee had Iginla played right wing on Crosby's line, we would be worried about not being able to afford him. As I mentioned in another thread, any coach worth his salt would have had Iginla playing with Crosby from the get go, knowing full on that you have a better chance of creating offense in the playoffs with those two as opposed to Crosby playing with Dupuis.
My only beef to all of that is Crosby broke his jaw a minute into Iginla's first game here.
Without hindsight, I would rather have a line that we know that works in Duper Sid Kunitz in the playoffs than going with something we think works.
The chance to finding out how the pieces would best fit went out the window on an Orpik slapshot from the point.