Re: Seguin looking really good against Calgary
posted at 2/23/2011 10:30 AM EST
In Response to Re: Seguin looking really good against Calgary
[QUOTE]i don't think seguin has the patience to be on the pp.he'd probably try to force passes and lose the puck. he also doesn't have the confidence to be on the pp. they'd probably pressure him and he'd cough up the puck. there is no need to panic with this kid. he will be fine. we don't have to rush him cuz the b's have depth unlike the oilers and his time will come. i wouldn't be surprised if he got 25-30 goals next year. look at marchand's game last year vs this year.
Posted by goodnewsbears[/QUOTE]
Please. I beg you. Stop with the "don't panic with this kid. give it time". It's not a question of whether he'll be good long-term. He will. It's a question of whether he's better than what they have, right now, on the power play.
I believe he is, and I believe utilizing him there makes the team tougher to play against. The power play limits his defensive exposure, and maximizes his skill set. His offensive energy exhausts the D. The more space available, the more he can do that. Plus he passes quicker than expected too, which causes the D to have to change directions quickly again. And then there's the shot.
It's basically the same argument as the beginning of the year - safe and reliable with minimal upside vs. explosive, different, just maybe better, but with potential side effects (an occasional f.ugly giveaway, but guess what, everybody has those). Until they dominate on the PP without him, I don't get the argument against having him out there (other than perhaps conditioning. he does seem to get gassed).
Yes, the kid will be fine. No, no one is panicking. And yes, he should get a chance on the power play.