Re: PC needs to trust the rookies in the organization more
posted at 9/26/2010 3:58 PM EDT
In Response to Re: PC needs to trust the rookies in the organization more
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: PC needs to trust the rookies in the organization more : What on earth are you talking about? We don't know the rosters yet this year, so I go with last year: Detroit - Brad May Chicago - Ben Eager Montreal - Laraque, O'Byrne Phoenix - Paul Bissonette Washington - John Erskine San Jose - Brad Staubitz These guys do exactly what Thornton does for the Bruins -- provide a 3rd or 4th line tough guy who fights other tough guys, so the stars of the team don't have to. They don't always fight, but they are there when you need them. If Chiarelli had his highest paid player and captain out fighting 4th line thugs every other night, he would have lost his job already. C'mon, that's weak cheese.
Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]
Thornton played in 74 games for the bruins last year.
Brad May- 40 NHL games, 17 AHL
Ben Eager- Can actually play NHL caliber hockey, only played 60 games, 14 less than thornton, and had 6 more goals and 7 more points than ST
Georges Laraque- Only played in 28 games until montreal realized that goons are useless.
O'byrne- Can be a solid 5th-6th defenseman. Played solid for montreal during the playoffs
Bissonette- Only played in 41 games, didnt play at all in their 7 playoff games
Erskine- Only played in 50 games. When he does play, he is actually an ok 3rd pairing dman
Staubitz- only 47 games, didnt even see playoff time
Some of the players you mentioned can actually play nhl caliber hockey. The other ones like may and laraque werent regulars in their lineups.
IMO, thornton did not need to be resigned. But he was. Thornton should not be a regular in the lineup. He should only play about 40 or so games.