Re: Idea: Call Up Hamill/MacDermid
posted at 11/1/2011 4:04 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Idea: Call Up Hamill/MacDermid
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Idea: Call Up Hamill/MacDermid : okay so tell me how benching a guy like thornton will make the team better, if hamill does get the call, where does he play? how many minutes? is he going to take thorntons min? so he'll play 8 mins a game, tell me what will he do with that, i dont think he can do anything much with 20 mins a game, and back to stupidity, if your bringing up hamill then u grow a pair and bench krecji, not put paille or pouliot in there, do u even understand your own post, now if you want to send a message you bench your so called star players that are not playing like stars, if not then 2 things- leave it as is, or make a trade, no one in providence will be a difference maker right now, end of story, or else they would be here by now
Posted by mohawk_bruin[/QUOTE]
Christ man, take a second to breathe and relax before you post. Yes, I understand my own post well.
Thorton is more than just a 4th liner on this team, he is a 2x stanley cup champion with a very big locker room presence and is a team leader. Benching him for a kid who brings some energy into the same role he does send a message. A message that nobody is safe.
Also, Hamill is a completely different dynamic than pouliot (not that either are dynamic that is to say). Hamill has some offensive skill and an ok head for the game. Pouliot has little skill and a poor head on his shoulders but is bigger and faster.
Hamill at least changes the dynamic of that 3rd line that has been highly useless so far. Would it be an improvement? Maybe. Is it worth trying IMO yes.
If CJ's direct calling out of Krejci and Horton doesn't light a fire under their butts then yes maybe you bench one of them.
Oh and you asked where I would slate in hamill? Look at my first post again I was pretty freaking clear in it.