Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:38 PM
Our last succesful season we had a 40 goals scorer, 2 30 goals scorer, a few 20+ scorers and then we had our regulars in the 5-10 range.
We lost kovy, zach, clarkson, sykora (very cheap 20+ goals production)
Replaced it by jagr, brunner, clowe, ryder, butler, matteau and god knows who else. Which was clearly not enough to compensate. Only jagr actually helped.
We have no scoring outside of maybe boucher coming from our system. We have aging scorers that should leave soon and their production is dropping anyway.
We can try to sign a few free agents but again, anyone that we sign should be added to the mix, not replacing or be a small upgrade to another guy leaving. That still wont be enough
Problem with Ryder and Brunner types is they don't bring much else to the table. Ryder really needs to score 25+ to be of value. If he's struggling to score 20, he's pretty much useless, especially with the insanely long scoring droughts. You can find guys who can score 15-20 who can do some other things.
I never said that you said that we would not find upgrades, you jumped to that conclusion too and missed my point, that makes you a moron too i guess. Thats my whole point, upgrades on those players wont make a difference by how low were in scoring, we'd still be sitting at the bottom of the league in scoring
Your post implied as much. You made it sound like I was just saying to get rid of them and not make any attempt to find improvements.
Anyway, jettisoning those two is a start. For one, it shows guys will be held accountable (and I think that's becoming a problem around here)...if you're not doing your job, you're not a lock to keep it around here. And like I said, you can find guys who can score 15-20 and be more helpful than Ryder and Brunner.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 07 April 2014 - 09:43 PM.
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