tim1_2 wrote:Alrighty...let's see what a faster team can do tonight. It'll be interesting to see the lines. I don't think we'll miss Bobby one bit (how can you miss nothing?).
You can have much worse players take his place. If Ryan was paid only 2 million would there be ground for such complaints? He might not be scoring but for the most part he played well. He might have lapses but I think most players do. The fact that he's still a threat on the ice makes opponents react differently. Having any guy in his place that isn't known for finding the back of the net changes the dynamic of opponents coverage drastically and may help them successfully shut down the guys who do manage to score for us.
I'm not debating that Ryan isn't providing us what he needs to but to say we'are better off without him is missing what he actually brings.