PTFlea wrote:Ev wrote:DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Dorion is an idiot.
He hired a coach who plays the kids just like Boucher did, and hired three defensive coaches on our coaching staff hence our horrendous powerplay.
He traded for Zaitsev the same way we traded for Phaneuf. Short-term contracts in exchange for a long-term average defender. At least we got Brown but he was poised to be traded anyway because of cap constraints. Probably could have gotten him for a 3rd rounder.
Batherson should be up here taking reps on a daily basis and playing 15+ mins a night. We already know that him and Brown can dominate in the AHL. It's not a timing thing. I hate that I am watching Tyler Ennis play on our top line.
The whole thing is ludicrous.
DJ will play the rookies when it's time. He's giving prime minutes to Tkachuk, White and Chabot who are the most important pieces right now. Read some of his quote about young players. It makes no sense to have Logan Brown playing low NHL minutes right now.
I've actually been really impressed by Zaitsev and think he's worth his contract.
I don't think you can ask any more from the coaching staff right now. The team looks well coached to me so far. Talent will only get them so far though.
Nevermind Brown, I think we all get that one. He's close, but he's not there yet.
But Batherson was mismanaged IMO. He needed to play and play huge minutes and be pushed and coached.
I'm cautiously optimistic about Zaitsev, but remember how long a contract he has.
I honestly do not mind getting Batherson going in the AHL. What’s there to win here? I’d rather have a mix of vets and young players go through tough times but learning the ropes as it goes. There’s a good chance it won’t be long till Batherson is up. But the bodies are there in Ottawa. Might as well try to move them for assets. We’re also stuck with some guys like Boedker but he won’t be playing up for a top 6.
This is the kind of conversation we should be having by game 40 if it hasn’t changed. We haven’t reached game 10. Let’s take it down a notch.