lemieuxReturns wrote:meow wrote:Nizzy wrote:-Mike Rupp isn't a scorer, but he came in here and put in 6-7 goals one season. You need SOME production from the 4th line guys.
-This is why I was against the Adams signing because now you have 2 guys on the 4th line that just don't score, ever.
I don't understand this. The Pens led the league in goals for during the regular season. Why exactly do we need more goals?
When your top two lines get shut down as they did against boston, it is nice to have two other capable lines that can pot an occasional goal. With the scoring in that series being so low, one goal from the 4th line could have changed the series. Looking at Chicago for example, you have guys like Shaw and Krueger and even Saad when he was not playing on the top two lines all who have the ability to score a goal. Our third/fourth liner with that ability was dealt to san jose this summer. Guys like glass who have a one-dimensional role do not last long. TK hit everything just as glass does... but he also had the ability to score a goal. Guys like Adams and glass should be replaced with younger WBS guys who have the ability to score some goals too.
When your top 2 lines don't produce like they did in Boston, it's doesnt matter who is on your 3rd and 4th line, it's time to throw in the towel.