Loktionov has been on for 16 shots on goal in the last 3 games he's played versus 5 against. That's generating offense. Now tonight what'll likely happen is that the Devils swap in players on the 4th line, then find a way to get Boucher on higher lines after PKs and drop Sislo from the rotation entirely. It means 15 minutes of Stephen Gionta - this is the opposite of 'adding offense'.
dr33: I don't necessarily blame him for tonight - Lou has to get rid of one of these guys somehow, whether by the AHL or trade - but if it's just tonight it's okay. If they are going to make the decision after tonight, fine. But it has to be made very soon.
I agree about Loktionov.
But I was talking about Gelinas. We need all the offensive help we can get, and Gelinas brings just that.