Re: Injury thread
posted at 10/3/2013 9:10 AM EDT
This is why you pick the best players. Ryan Spooner is a better player than Jordan Caron. With this injury to Soderberg, Spooner would give the Bruins more versatility - not less
With Soderberg out, the Third Line, re-constituted this year to have a bit more of everything (defence/grit/sandpaper/more scoring punch) now lacks the 'scoring punch' element Soderberg's meant to bring.
Now Soderberg's scoring touch is replaced by Jordan Caron's 'try to look really involved' - and the all of a sudden, the Third Line looks eerily similar to last year
Kelly should be pushed to the wing and Ryan Spooner should centre that Third Line.
If Krejci can't go tonight, Spooner comes in and either centres the 1st Line or he centres the 3rd Line? Caron gives Claude one option.
Ryan Spooner is the better more versatile player - I didn't think I'd get the opportunity so soon to state the obvious, but this is why you have tryouts - to pick the best players for your team
ps... and don't get me started about Chad Johnson over Svedberg! Chiarelli saying Svedberg was better but didn't have to clear waivers, is the height of arrogance - if you're at all superstitious, this is a 'goocher', a jinx. You always pick the best players. Or at least, you don't admit it when you don't.