Re: The Lucic Issue
posted at 10/20/2011 2:55 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The Lucic Issue
[QUOTE]Bob, I understand your frustration, I'm frustrated as well with Milan's play and I don't care how many posts you have to be acknowledged. I just did some comparables for returns on money earned that is all. You are right Lucic needs to pick it up but he is not overpaid. Don't get discouraged because posters are disagreeing with it's all good.
Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]
On all points agreed. That was my point in the first place. Why is so wrong to point that Lucic has been under performing and doesn't necessarily have the skill sets to be a consistent #1 line and PP winger?
In 10 years it's much more likely when we look at Lucic's total number of 30 goal season's we will see 1 (last year). He's a good, not great player. He has been great at being physical, intimdating and striking fear into opponents. The key word there is "has been".
A demotion to the 2nd or 3rd line and removal off the PP is all I suggested. Especially with the PP struggling for over a year now. They have little movement as it as and the way he's playing (and the team in general on the PP) they don't need someone who just parks himself in front of the net. If the PP was clicking and everyone else was contributing than that skill set he brings (essentially tough to move) would be worth having him in there. Results dictate change or no change and based on the PP results and Lucic's play in general changing him off the 1st PP unit doesn't seem like the worst idea. What's the worst that happens? It doesn't work. Okay. It's not working now. At least trying something different might lead to different results.
Maybe taking Lucic off the #1 PP line won't solve their problems. But you know what, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is one definition of insanity.
Also the rebuttals of Kaberle is great because we won the cup and Lucic isn't underperforming we won the cup from these so called "hockey experts" is laughable.
Sometimes teams win in spite of flaws. Kaberle lead Bruins d-men in points in the playoffs but look he was up against on our team. Also Nic Lidstrom scored 8 points in just 11 playoff games compared to Kaberle's 11 points in 25 games. I'm not comparing Kaberle to Lidstrom but if someone is going to defend the Kaberle trade as being good and Lucic's play in the playoffs last year and his play this year as being good, well lets try to view the truth's across the board.
I don't judge my hockey knowledge based on what a bunch of faceless strangers opinions and number of posts. Anyone who does probably needs to get a girl friend.