He is just like Shanny offensively. Shanny was not a banger, he stayed in good shooting positions so he could shoot. Most of his career he averaged less than 1 hit per game. Which makes sense-you don't want your high end shooters in the corners, you want them in front of the net somewhere to get their shots off. Yes Shanny was much more willing to drop the gloves than Mantha ever has been. But then again Mantha is a better skater than Shanny was.
now who makes it up first? The RW's said all summer that Mantha was going to be given every chance to make the roster coming out of camp. At no point did they ever say that about Pulks. Now Pulks is a RHed shooting winger that scored 30 goals last year. Yet the guy with 0 professional games was going to be given the chance. Why?
I was one and remain a guy that believes if we are going to make a deal, Tatar is the guy to be moved. Value for value. tatar is the most limited overall of all the young F's that have made it to date. That is not saying I dislike him. But to get a legit front of net forward or a good puck moving RHed Dman you have to give up something. No one is going to give us a star for table scraps.
Weiss is a waste - been a while since he had a productive or even complete season - let the kids play and stop wasting a roster spot
The kids are already playing. If Weiss can get healthy (admittedly a big if), it would be a huge addition to a team that still lacks firepower at forward. It's not like Weiss would be blocking any imminent prospect coming up from Grand Rapids. Dan Cleary and Joakim Andersson are pretty damn replaceable for someone like Weiss, even considering Pav would take one of those two spots.
Posted by Playmaker
on 21 November 2014 - 01:50 PM
I kind of felt like he was never "ours". Having guys like Yzerman, Lidstrom, etc stay for their entire careers, I feel disappointed that he had to leave Ottawa. That it only turned out to be for one season makes it especially unfortunate.
Wings are too streaky. Win one, lose one. I don't think they'll win tonight. Datsyuk being out again is concerning. Really looks like he'll be in and out of the line up for the remainder of his career.