Re: Down a goal with 3:25 left in the thrid period what line would you go with?
posted at 10/13/2011 4:10 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Down a goal with 3:25 left in the thrid period what line would you go with?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Down a goal with 3:25 left in the thrid period what line would you go with? : Seguin is averaging 16:35 a game. Thornton is averaging 10:10 a game. Tough for Thornton to see more ice than Seguin. The official stats have Seguin getting 65% more ice-time.
Posted by dezaruchi[/QUOTE]
Thornton had 12 minutes in the last game. Very similar to Lucic and Seguins ice time that game. We had how many PP's last night(I think 7-I don't wanna look) thats 14 minutes erased from a 60 minute game.
My only point is this and I will leave it alone. I wasn't going to post on this subject b/c I get labelled.
Thornton's line is to go out and provide spark and the occasional goal. Their line put us down 2-1. We just get within one goal. With 3 minutes left. There are 12 fwds on the team and 1 should not have been given a shift with 3 minutes left in a game. Most ECHL and CHL leagues play with 3 lines. Having 4 lines is a luxury. If they can't fire Peverly/Paille and anyone not named Thornton out there in a close game I miss the point of hockey.
Has the game really passed me by that you bench the player with no offensive skill, who is there to fight and should get less than 10 minutes a night for someone with speed/skill and the ability to add to the attack?
I am reading a mixed bag of messages here. For some it is very cut and dry that Thornton should not have been on the ice, then we get a stats machine giving me a break down of the 503 player in the league in ice time, to a more laid back approach that CJ knows what he is doing.
My opinion is this. There is a reason we are losing 1-0 hockey games. There are reasons why we are losing 3-2 games. I am not blaming it on Thornton but he should not be on the ice in the 3rd period when down a goal. Double shift Seguin who was flying last night.
1-3. Its October. I get it. But October games and pts are crucial for positioning and just for getting in. It's time to sit a few stiffs down(not just Thornton) for a period if they arent doing anything. They keep saying that last year was last year. Well we went 1-2 at home and lost on the road. We also lost to two non-playoff teams and one that could be the worst team in the league. Half the fwds are asleep. The goalies and Def have been fine. Marchand/Bergie Seguin have played like its playoffs. Want me to name names.
Here you go:
Lucic- nothing, has been brutal since his 30th goal last year. Mr. Power Fwd is a shadow of himself. This isnt euro-league that you are done after 60 games.
Horton- if you are hurt go get rest and come back when you wanna play. These two are "power forwards". Really? Marchand is a better power fwd at the moment.
Campy- I am not really sure what happened to him. I really like him a lot, but his playoffs was not inspiring and since Marchand left that line our 4th line really isnt that good.
Thornton- I'm not gonna bash him. He just isn't doing his job after 4 games.
Lots of time to turn it around. Maybe a few thrown sticks in practice by the coach will get them going.
I will go back to what I said earlier. Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bakey.