Mosky wrote:asq2 wrote:Mosky wrote:I'm not sure if you heard, but Zubov's working visa expired so he isn't playing tonight anyway lol so we couldn't go with those if we wanted to, but I really like your combos. So if we had to take out Zubov and substitue Bass in, what would you say then? lol
Yeah, that was a real shame since he seemed to be getting so much more comfortable and confident.
I suppose you take out Foligno from the bottom line, insert Bass, and put Foligno somewhere on the top-2 lines.
If that doesn't work, sub him in in Vermette's place and put Vermette with Alfredsson and Spezza.
I was thinking that with Vermette.. but honestly I just don't think Vermette deserves it, but then again, who does? the only people i see that deserve anything right now are Fisher and.. well lets just start with Fisher. lol Atleast he always shows up to play, no matter what his numbers are. Foligno has had his shots at the higher lines and tbh, i liked him up there. he didn't have too much time to get into it but i think maybe with a little more ice time with the likes of Alf, Spez, Heat, Fish, etc., he really might be able to pick up the pace.
People can rip on Vermette for not scoring because its justified and rightfully so, but he hasnt been playing awful hockey and leaving people wondering if he is even trying out there.
He usually gets or creates at least one scoring chance a game, wins faceoffs, and kills penalties. Im not saying he doesnt have to produce, he absolutly does, but when someone is struglging offensivly that player has to do other things for the to have a chance, and Vermette does. He has to produce though, 5 points in unacceptable, but thats why Vermette and others get the benifit of the doubt.
If Spezza doesnt produce like he hasnt for more than 50% of the year this year, what good is he?