Re: Big Surprise Claude Makes Zero Adjustments
posted at 5/13/2010 10:37 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Big Surprise Claude Makes Zero Adjustments:
Paille is killing the Bergeron line..... Chara is a shadow of his former self - i would trade him at the deadline next year to get something for him. Too much money tied up in an asset that doesn't dominate at either end. Briere is out muscling him at times!
Posted by tremha
Finally - someone that makes sense! I have been a Chara critic for a while.
Anyone that has ever played the game knows when you go against a big guy, you just gotta move in on him quick and he's useless.
1. Chara might lead the team in hits, but with his size, he should be punishing people. He does not.
2. He slows the whole transition game down out of the zone
3. He should not be wearing the "C". He does not lead this team - he is too passive.
4. Anyone can win a hardest shot competition. Do it in a game an I'll be impressed
I met Paille in the fall. Good guy. I told him then I loved his game. But his "game" is defense, forchecking, and PK. Sure, he creates lots of opportunites for himself. Trouble is he's offensively retarded and you are right - he is killing that Bergeron line.
As far as Julien is concerned I have two criticisms.
1. Lousy line changes and waaaay too many. ( Maybe that's not all him though?)
2. He should be rolling three lines - not the 4 - whenever possible.
If possible, the B's should try and package Chara, Wheeler, and thier "other" 1st round pick to move up and try and get Cam Fowler.