Re: Paging Jordan Caron
posted at 12/22/2012 4:40 PM EST
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
You'll still get ripped for that theory because there's no way to know if Colborne is 1-8-9 because he hasn't earned a move up the Marlie depth chart or because he doesn't really care because he piles into his Bugatti after games and drives home to his mansion in Richmond Hill. In Caron's case, you would think he has the resume, as a guy pencilled into an NHL job, to warrant top six offensive opportunities including PP time. No sign of life in him.
As for the attitude theory, who'd have thought that would fall under wishul thinking. As in, boy I hope it's just an attitude problem and, once NHL camp opens, he'll get back on that development curve that made him look like a 2nd-3rd liner who could play a good two-way game and score 20 goals. Otherwise, you go back to the Bruins first rounders in Chiarelli's tenure, and it looks like this:
Kessel - dealt for Seguin, Hamilton, Knight (good!)
Hamill - el busto
Colborne - dealt, looking like el busto
Caron - el busto
2010 - dealt
2011 - dealt
2012 - Subban
The dealt picks have paid huge dividends, even if you limit the value of the Kaberle deal. Horton has been what they thought they were getting, they have a Cup, and the Kessel deal should give them at least two core players for the next half-decade or more. All of the made picks outside of Kessel have been a pure waste of assets. I started questioning Chiarelli's team when they picked Colborne, and I still haven't seen anything from their picks that suggests they have a f--king clue what they're doing at the draft table. I hold out hope that Spooner will prove an ingenious choice, that Ferlin's press is a sign he could pan out, and that Trotman and Khochlachev maximize their potential...and that Camara does continue to follow the Lucic path of making himself better than anyone thought.
But I'm grasping at straws....
When did Hamill or Colborne ever score 7g-8a=15p total in 48 NHL games ... Have two multiple-point games with a 1-1=2 effort on Mar. 4 at NY Rangers and a 2-1=3 effort on Mar. 6 in Toronto ... Have a four-game point streak from Mar. 4-10 (3-4=7 totals) ... or play an NHL career-high 29 straight games from Feb. 5-Apr. 1?
I'm more concerned about Jared Knight who, after having a great rookie camp last year (and i was converted too), went on to have multiple groin and leg injuries over the next 12 months.
I really hope my original take on him is wrong. But this is exactly the stuff I was worried about when they drafted him.
Btw, this is what the other guy is doing: 10g-9a=19p in 27gp