tim1_2 wrote:wprager wrote:As for Lazar, he was great the last couple of games, playing on the 4th line. And I'm not sure that's a good thing. He needs to find some scoring success in this league; he is not meant to replace Condra.
Actually, Lazar might be exactly meant to replace Condra. I think we all hoped his upside would be that of a 2nd liner with some scoring ability, but his current role is more suited to his skill set it seems.
Their coveted 1st round pick replacing a $1M 4th liner? Nah, I don't think that was quite the plan.
I thought his upside would be more of a 3rd line player, actually, with grit and leadership. Right now Pageau is outplaying him for that 3LC role and he's not producing enough points for a 3rd line winger.
To be perfectly honest here, he should be in Bingo with an 'A' on his jersey playing 2nd line minutes plus PP/PK time.