Flo The Action wrote:Really fun game to watch! Hoff shows up in a big way. Even I that has pumped his tires throughout the years think he's playing better than i could of imagined. Is it sustainable? Im not sure. I fear that hes playing for his next contract and if we are judging on the rate he is scoring at he might just get 6mill per year. But then do you get a drop off?
He's a pleasure to watch at the moment. Thats speed. Just ridiculous at times. Actually our forward group is ridiculous. There is so much talent that you could argue this is simply the beginning.
Can we get a defenceman to play with ceci now? Put that 1st round pick in play and make it happen. But get the right guy.
The window is starting to open for this team.
Yeah, put the 1st round in play for a 27-28 year old only though, anything older than that is a waste of a pick IMO, but I was thinking the same thing. You have the goaltending, you have the forwards group - although they need some playoff seasoning, you have the team speed, what you're sorely missing is the number 3 D-man. You must make a decision BM!!
Team speed? Boro-Cowen-Wiercioch, so half of your D (I also wouldn't call Methot a speed demon but he does alright). I won't bother looking at the 4th line, but Ryan, Stone, Chiasson even Zibanejad aren't the fleetest of foot. So that's 4 of your top 9.
Of the top-end speed, really, it's Karlsson and Hoffman, then there's Pageau; Lazar (who used to be fast but now I think he's slowed down because his decision making -- where to go -- is a touch behind).
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