shanny chokes everyplayoffs, it's expected.
That's wrong. Check the years when Detroit won the Cup. He was pretty darn productive the first two. Not sure about 2002.
By your logic and based on his play last season: You don't hand out roster spots to unproven rookies...like Prucha, but since Shanahan has been in the league, won't play physical or play defense...he gets a spot because your paying him $4 million a year?
I am happy about this signing because it helps us.
Just like how an injury prone Alexander Mogilny and Vlad Malakhov were handed spots by your team. Just a friendly fyi Scoop!
Derek would know - but I'll stand by my belief that he still needs to prove his mettle as a threat in the coming year.
Of course he has to prove himself. He did it one year. But he was going to be a lock for 40 before his injury against the Flyers. Afterwards, he wasn't as effective. I will be curious to see how much he bulks up. If he adds strength, combined with skill and work ethic, he could be lethal.
And btw, most of his goals came playing 2nd line or on the PP.
He was on the PP with Jagr - 16 power play goals. His shooting percentage was 23% - unsustainable over a career. The Rangers will have to be happy next year if Prucha can score 30-35 in a full season, and they'll want him to double his shots on goal at least.
The last part on the SOG is the biggest thing in my book. This guy has great hands and is very difficult to handle one-on-one. It's not like he can't finish without JJ. He's not a selfish kid.
i'm just saying that this guy doesn't have the flash yet to be a consistent 30 goal scorer (though this is the "new" NHL). being on his own line with wingers not named Jagr will undoubtedly impact his production. Plus, with Shanahan taking up more PP minutes, Prucha could very well see his PP time cut.
Depends what they opt to do. Maybe stick him up front with Jagr and Nylander. And team Straka and Rachunek at the point.
I see Shanny playing with Cullen more than Jagr. Though they could opt for Shanny to play left side making that dangerous one-timer option pass out for Jagr.
Either way, the PP will get a boost. Both units will be bolstered.