But imagine if we had him now instead of Weiss.. I'd be more optimistic about a playoff run that's for sure.
If Weiss was given the same opportunities and length of leash that flip got, he would be a much more integral part of our team. Weiss could get a hat trick and two assists on the 4th line and 10 minutes ice time and the next game only gets 7 minutes. The guy is playing well cause the coach won't show him any confidence or give him a real chance to shine. He gets put with grinders and pk'ers
That's funny cause I was cruising the Tampa forums the other day because of how flips points have fallen off recently (last time I checked they were saying he was the best 2nd center in the game and even would be a great 1st center and how underrated he is) and they were all ragging on flip about his pass mentality, and how soft he is, some were even saying, I can see what wings fans were complaining about now... Lol I find it funny that he is not being hailed as the second coming anymore. Also before the season started they were saying he would get 70 points this year. Lol
I'd be a real fool to read something that doesn't seem right (e.g. Datsyuk feeds Tatar his goals), and not check to see if it's true or not. I'll be stupid, gullible, or a rube if I just took everybody's word for it.
And before you ask, the reason it didn't "seem right" is because I already know that Tatar has better possession numbers than Datsyuk, and I already know that he played significantly on Sheahan's wing before moving to the top line. So it's not unreasonable to think that he creates his own offense. Which would contradict the insinuation that Datsyuk is primarily responsible for Tatar's production by "feeding" him goals.
Edit: guess I can't embed videos from my phone anymore