NEELY wrote:Hoags wrote:NEELY wrote:
Don't know about that. Jagr up and left as well. Either way, they need a lot to go right for them to overcome that D. I think Giroux is a super star now but beside Simmonds and Hartnell (career year last year as well) then have nothing they can really count on. Briere is a solid #2 center but his regular seasons are not always the greatest and they need it to be to get into the playoffs.
Their whole team basically rests on the shoulders on one player.
Voracek, Schenn and Couturier are in there as well. We'll see what happens as it seems they'll lose Carle.
The Sens are basically riding Spezza, not much different from the Flyers and Giroux.
you mean Foligno? He's had so many years to prove he's a top 6 guy and has still yet to establish himself there.
Spezza would be a huge hit and the Sens probably don't make the playoffs without him but they still have other they can lean on. Karlsson being the front of the group. Anderson can also carry the ball for a bit.
Philly, Giroux goes down and they are a lotto pick.
Voracek is a legitimate 2nd line forward as his 4 seasons int he NHL have been 38, 50, 46, 49 points. He would have been 5th on the team in scoring if you'd have put him on the Sens (the exact same place Foligno was oddly enough).
You're take on the Flyers is laughable as well, you're underrating a handful of their players. The first guy that comes to mind is Daniel Briere who could easily carry the load for a bit with the depth they have in Philly.