Re: PC will be held accountable for this year's early exit from the playoffs
posted at 3/1/2012 2:53 PM EST
In Response to Re: PC will be held accountable for this year's early exit from the playoffs
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: PC will be held accountable for this year's early exit from the playoffs : Pumpsie (aka Shaggy) said the exact same things last March. Frankly, I'm surprised he's not too embarrassed to show up here to "enlighten" us again.
Posted by dezaruchi[/QUOTE]
Who the hell is Shaggy???
Look, I am a diehard B's fan. I am also a lifelong Democrat, but I don't think Obama has done a good job. I am a diehard U2 fan but thought their last album sucked.
Being a fan does not mean always having to say only positive things. It seems that on this board anytime someone posts a concern or a criticism they are immediately labeled a troll or a fair weather fan or worse.
On occasion, especially when they are playing bad like they are now, I feel compelled to voice my opinion that the talent level is overrated - that three of our top six forwards (Seguin, Krecji and Horton) are to inconsistent and that our defense beyond Chara is mediocre.
That perspective does not mean I don't love the B's or root for them as hard as any of you. It just means that in my humble opinion they have glaring weaknesses.
As this relates to Stanley's original post, I do think Pete C. could have significantly upgraded the team if he was willing to take risks. Basically the risks boil down to trading "iffys" for sure things. I think it is possible the Kings would have taken Seguin, Caron and a 1st for Getzlaf. Seguin remains a work in progress and his aversion to physical play has me greatly concerned. Caron is far from a sure thing. I also think Columbus would have taken Rask and Krecji for Nash. Rask remains a projection, certainly talented but still hasn't shown consistent game changing ability. And yes, I would have traded Hamilton for Suter provided Suter signed. Another sure thing for a maybe.
Really, tell me you wouldn't like to go into the playoffs with a top line of Nash, Getzlaf and Lucic and have Suter heading up the second pair defense.