posted at 5/16/2013 8:22 AM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
In response to RickyHussle's comment:
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
Peverly looks like the guy to me that is still fighting it in a big way. I can't beleive how different he looks than during the 2011 run. He still has the speed, so I can't place what the problem is. Wondering if Soda would be just as good of an option.
At this point I have Daugavins ahead of Soderberg. The evidence I have might be worthless in given knowledge of how they have been playing at practice. I like the idea of Soderberg but I think the idea might actually be about a swedish unicorn.
Brilliant! I think you've just summed up the fascination with Soderberg perfectly. We waited so long to find out if this guy was real, we've confused him with another mythical creature. Now he's not using his magic horn to fight evil, lure virgins and win games, we're stuck with the gap between magical creature who will solve all of our problems and late-20s rookie NHLer who had one or two good years in the SEL.
Reminds me of some of this positive/negative stuff. I got ripped by some hi profile posters for suggesting the overall hype was a bit over the top. Also suggested those who were doing the praising, would be the first to throw him under a bus.
Of course Dauvigans is the best choice right now. He's got 'some' NHL experience, and enough talent. Soderberg could be a really good player for the B's, but we're at least a year away(assuming he plays for the B's during that entire time) from being able to project much.
As for Peverly, he obviously overachieved in 11. I agree he's lost, and that's heightened by unreasonable expectation in my view. The whole line just hasn't been very good. If they can just be 1 goal to the good, the B's should be in good shape. I'm not ready to bench Peverly yet.