Re: Would you trade Krug?
posted at 2/11/2014 9:36 AM EST
In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:
In response to JWensink's comment:
Nothing...unless you think a big, strong physical d corp is a cornerstone for success.
Really like Hamilton's offensive game - he's a pussycat in his own end. Now Krug competes his azz off, but due to physics, he does get overwhelmed sometimes.
That's 1/3 of your blue line
I'm a big believer in making life miserable for anyone who wants to chase the puck in deep, and especially along the wall. I think that to their credit, so do CJ and PC. We'll see how this shakes out down the road.
Another topic to debate :
Who's going to add offense from the back end if a "d corps that is all big, strong and physical" without the offensive flair that players like a Hamilton or Krug bring ?
Who likes a blueline of no offense, all brawn or vice versa ?
I like a mix of these types of players.
Thinking that making life miserable for opposing players in your end is a thought I agree with.
But saying that I like the thought of having defencemen like Krug and Hamilton making life miserable down at the other end too.
Yeh - pretty much agree with everything in this post
Just sayin, I'm worried about this d corp, and believe that right now Krug, Hamilton and Bartkowski are an issue in there own end, and on this team, in this system - it's a legit concern.
I'm certainly not promoting having a blue line that is only big strong and physical with no offense.
I just think that Bartkowski kinda suks, Krug's size and Hamiltons battle level are tilting the scales in the wrong direction, and eventually will have to be addressed.
I think Hamilton is going to have to step it up, imo he just might not have it in him. It's way more emotional than physical in his case. Really hope I'm wrong about him, cause I'm just not seeing it in his own end.
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