Lets all blame Smith. Wasnt his turnover. Wasnt his man. But man is it fun to blame him.
Honestly? he didn't make the turnover, but he's supposed to play defence. He had plenty of a head start - all he had to do is stay between the player and the net. Instead, he got way out-skated and left behind.
I agree...sort of. Not 4 months ago LGW resoundingly supported the claim that "Toews is overrated" but many go apes*** for Kopitar, who is probably not as good defensively (but only marginally) and a little better offensively (but only marginally).
Both are elite level talents, but neither are the best centers of their generation. Yet only Kopitar gets recognized for being as good as he is.
Actually, now that I think about it, I think Toews is just undervalued. But that's another discussion.
Meh not really.
Toews is overrated by the media, NHL, Canada, and hockey fans who watch TSN and believe everything fed to them without watching a single game he actually plays. So far as they would rank him as the second best player in the world. Which isn't necessarily true.
No one here is saying that Kopitar is the 2nd best in the world. And unlike the Toews situation, no one here is saying Kopitar is better than Z was in his prime (as the poll for the thread was a few months ago for Toews vs Z). People here equate Kopitar to a "younger version of Zetterberg". I'd say Z had a higher ceiling as a former 40 goal scorer. But too many factors to look at and a discussion for another day maybe.
Personally I would love to have a "younger version of Z" around. But at the cost of our top scorer and prospects to only get rental? Not at all.
How many times are you going to ignore the fact that Jurco and Mantha don't and should not play the same role as Miller? It's not that Miller is a HoFer; it's that he plays his role well, which is a shot blocker and defensive forward. Expecting Youtube Jurco or Mantha to play his role and develop is silly.
Its pointless, you say "AA & Mantha should not be on the 4th line, MIller is a better fit there in 2015" he hears "Miller is better then Mantha and AA, I am in love with him as a player". He's either trolling, or just doesn't get it.
Lombardi laughs and hangs up the phone
Wings would be happy to get a decent return if even that all for Pulkinnen
Would you really want to get rid of Nyquist for a rental? If the trade guaranteed that Kopitar would resign that would be one thing, but it doesn't.