I do agree that Jay has had a poor 1st half of the season.
Thats ridiculous. What are you BLind? Rupp AND Clarkson, Hit, go to the net and score goals. Rupp also sticks up for players like parise. Rupp also said in the papers NO ONE will push around our stars...... Why would you sit a guy like that?
Instead you want to play pandolfo satansdevils, who has been horrible on the PK, does NOT hit, does not go to the net, only has 4 goals. and 9 points.... We shouldve resigned brylin and not pandolfo... at least brylin wouldve scored more goals..... Pandolfo doesnt play against the top linies anymore. He is useless.... His time has passed in the NHL with the Devils.
I cant believe how blind satansdevils is on here and he cant see this....... Then again, He also said the titans were the best team in the NFL.... He also picked the Panthers to win the NFC championship, and he also said the Mets would regain first place and make the playoffs.... LOL
Half a season and people here are ready to pronounce his career "DOA", a successful 2cnd half and people will want to make him Captain....
Its the "what have you done for me lately attitude".
If the crux of the issue is "age and game play".
I'm just not ready to dump Jay for a 40 year old forward who is realistically an "intangible" - that I haven't even see play yet.
As almost every player on this team said at the signing, he brings much more to the room than what's on the ice alone.
if for nothing else other than escaping his cap hit of $2.5MM for a true 4th liner, i would deal him for a 4th round pick right now.
i just don't see anyone interested in his contract right now. perhaps a team needing to reach the floor would take him under the guise of "defense and leadership".
I guess no one's allowed a bad half-season unless your last name is: Greene, Zajac, or Elias.
Again, why dump him for something that's an unknown right now?