Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:43 AM
How is everyone ready to throw Gionta under the bus? Blowing the game was a team effort, though I have a specific gripe with Volchenkov last night. But if there's any forward worth picking on I have to say it's Kostopulous. I realize the timing is a little bad, but what does this guy bring? He's supposed to be a grinder/tough guy? I haven't really seen anything spectacular he's done to get embedded in the lineup that Barch can't, and Barch is a way better fighter. But I don't think we need any more toughness in the lineup, we need goals, I'd rather see Pesonen in there.
And the powerplay,it was decent last night, but looking at the whole Kovyless, and for that matter the PP with Kovy it's been pretty bad. So managing without Kovy I have an idea. Why don't we put Greene and Zidlicky on the points. My reasoning is this, I don't think we have a forward that is capable of quarterbacking the powerplay as well, or even the same way as Kovy. But Greene and Zids have made some great things happen from the point, plus having Zidlicky back there is like half having a forward, so why the hell not? Alright sorry for the long post, just had a few things I wanted to get off my chest before I explode thinking about last nights game.
"You know my boss, (Lou Lamoriello), we don't throw parades for second place"
-Pete Deboer on the Devils 5th Stanley Cup Final appearence