Drury_Sakic wrote:Q is a bit of a basket case. Which is both a blessing and a curse. He managed to find lines last year with chemistry, I really wish he would go back to them. I have said it before, but this club needs to be forced to play with the talent they got.
I do think a big part of the line swaping has to do with the expectation that Smyth and Sakic would be getting ice time together, and I think that Q is being forced into it a bit. You know that the two expect to play together.
I am thinking this team may in fact need Forsberg back, if not for the emotional lift and the fire he brings to the ice. That was why the Forsberg, Sakic Combo was such a dynamic duo. The fire in Foppa and the calm consistancy that Joe brought. If he able to come back at this point, I would take him hands down.
Guite/Smith/Parker/Hlinkia-Arnason-Lappy (which ever fits the bill against the given team)
That would create the deepest offense in the NHL hands down. Forsberg would not take the beating of the past as his unit would get the 2nd defensive line, if not the 3rd, plus Bruno would do the dirty work along the boards.
Q also needs to get back to letting his D men do their jobs. Liles is an offensive D man. Forget about trying to make him a more well rounded player and let him loose. Tell Finger its great that he takes a shot every so often, but his job is to make up for Liles mistakes. Sauer needs to stand infront of the net so he can level a guy when Clark gets a bit out of position or turns the puck over, and speaking of that, Clark needs to remember he is ok at stick handling and carry the puck out more often rather than tapping it too softly up the boards resulting in a horrible turn over. Hannan is perhaps the only D man playing up to my expectations at this point and Skrastins needs to simply vanish off this roster. Oh, and Leo NEEDS TO STAY HEALTHY.
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