Franzen and Cleary are the only wings players crashing the net. Franzen isn't a great stick handler so he isn't going to be controlling the puck a lot in the offensive zone. Flippula is supposed to be our stick handler on that line and he just gets bullied to the outside every time with the puck. I love the guy and he works hard but Franzen is a much more effective player with our roster the way it is in this first 3 games
One of the worst games I've ever seen the wings play. They look like they are thinking slow, just terrible reactions and reads nobody was in sync whatsoever. I know it's the first game and w/e but a lot of the blame should be on the coaching staff.
I can see Holland holding on to our expendable pieces until the deadline. Emmerton, Mursak, Tatar, Nyquist and Kindl can all be used in package deal for a great defensemen. Holland will wait until the deadline and a team looking to rebuild.
Would you trade Nyquist, Emmerton and Kindl + picks for Iginla and J Bou for a playoff run?