Okay, move CBGB up to the third line and build around Josefson on the 4th line with decnt players. But, no, we sign Janssen and Barch which just leads me to believe PDB will have no choice but to give these older players more ice time and burn them out again. If that doesn't sound any good then CBGB could have been the 4th line with a 3rd line built around Josefson, but you can't dress Barch and Janssen as 3rd liners.
You dont get it. CBGB may not be healthy all year and Im sure the top 3 lines will see guys that need a game off here or there hopefully we dont suffer any major injuries. Barch was not brought in to play 82 games. He's also better player than Boulton and should be considered an upgrade to Boulton. Barch and Janssen are not going to be playing all the time. Janssen is also a two way player and could very easily be sent down at some point. Dont equate Barch to Parise. That move wasnt made to replace Parise. Lou even said "You dont replace a Zach Parise".
CBGB's best moments were in the playoffs. Playoff and regular season are not the same game and we cant expect to get the same CBGB we had in the playoffs during the entire regular season. There will be slumps. There will be games where we need to have some muscle in it to counter the likes of the Rags and Flyers who have a plethora of goonery on their teams. There will be times where guys like Carter and Bernier will be needed to play on a higher line.
You're flipping out in JULY and we've got a good team right now that is a Zach Parise short three months before the season begins. We've played well without him before and not too long ago with a lesser team. We didnt have Henrique in the 2nd half of 10-11. We didnt have CBGB in the 2nd half of 2010. And we didnt have PDB in the 2nd half of 2010.
Not exactly true. The Kings were pretty awful even when they had Kopitar and Brown. They started to become successful when they brought in necessary pieces like Scuderi, Stoll, Penner. The Red Wings did do it with home grown talent, but unlike New Jersey, the Wings managed to stay successful while developing that talent by keeping their core together with guys like Draper, Maltby etc.
03-04 Lightning benefitted from drafting and signings. Andreychuk, Khabibulin and St. Louis weren't homegrown.
Same thing with the Canes. They had guys like Doug Weight and Mark Recchi coming into the mix.
Again, read what I wrote. The best teams are a mix of homegrown talent and the right additions.
The Kings dont win sh!t without Quick, Kopitar, Doughty, or Brown. Penner and Stoll were also TRADED.
Those names you're mentioning from the likes of the Lightning were also via trades. St. Louis was released by Calgary and barely even got a chance there. He got a chance with the Lightning. The Canes dont win without Staal or Ward.
Trading is not the same as free agency.
Edited by ghdi, 09 July 2012 - 06:09 PM.