Connauton has 8 points and a -10 rating. Looks like you got the numbers scrambled.
Edit: NVM, 2 point difference. I was wrong. Big whoop.
Connaution has actually been quite disapointing of late. He started strong, but recently that genius Arniely took him away from Tanev and put him with the great Derek Joslin (Who has been an absolute train wreck btw) And his 5 on 5 play hasn't been good, the PP as a whole has struggled, so you can't pin that on him (Im in DeNiro's boat, I think Arniel should go). he was fine earlier on in the year lets hope he can get back to that.
"It doesn't look as bad as it seems at face value". Um, yes it does. Anton Rodin has 1 goal in 18 games played. The guy looks like a 15 year-old Lance Bass. If he's not scoring, he's not adding anything at all to the team. Stop making excuses.
I love how you conviently forget to mention he has picked up 7 assists aswell. Which brings him to 8 Points in 18 Games. Which again when you consider the circumstance (Him playing every 2nd game, and playing in the bottom 6 when he does play) is actually not that bad. He hasn't been lighting the world on fire but he has actually had some good moments, and he weights 180 by the way. not 165 or whatever you said before.
On Mallet; you use a 2nd round pick to draft a 20 year-old, under the assumption that he can go straight to the AHL. Well, unless he can't hack it there. I honestly didn't know that he was sent down until you told me. That is pretty scary. A 2nd round pick in the NHL entry draft?!? Yikes.
This just shows you don't pay even attention to our prospects to make an accurate assumption on them, which is reflective of your completely stat driven posts.
You know where most of the other 2nd round picks are? In Junior. Mallet is an unfortunate victim of the lockout, if the NHL was playing he would probably be in a 3rd line spot on the Wolves, unfortunatly he was on the 4th line and only playing every 2nd game. But when he did play he actually played very well, he was very physical, a solid force on the forecheck and added some good fights too.
Him being sent down wasn't a matter of his play because he was actually playing quite well I thought, it is just so he can get into a more offensive role and develop that side of his game aswell.
Your expecting to much out of him too soon anyways.
Yep, always a whipping boy, whether it's Ballard on the Canucks, Sauve on the Wolves, whatever. You should open your mind a little bit and begin to consider the possibility that maybe the coach just doesn't have a lot of confidence in them. Meaning that maybe they're not that good.
On Schroeder - "the team has just struggled". You earlier mentioned that the AHL was basically garbage and that Bieksa/Edler would have no problem getting 1.5 PPG in a league of such low quality. So if this is the case, maybe our entire prospect base just simply isn't that good?
Actually I never mentioned that, I think you are getting me confused with someone else.
As for Sauve and Schroeder, as I said you should pay more attention to the games, maybe even watch a few. If you did you would see Sauve actually has been fine, go read the PGT's, go read the PGT from the game JS, ZK and Sauve exc. were scratched, you will see people calling Arniel a bonehead for Scratching his 2 most consistent players at the time (JS and ZK) because of Connautions terrible give away, and also wondering why Sauve was scratched because he was actually quite solid.
Now for Sauve, he +2 playing a defensive role. And you don't think he is playing well. This just goes to show he actually has been fine and you just don't know what your talking about.
As for Schroeder and Kassian both are 2nd (JS) and 3rd (ZK) respectively in scoring on the team. So if they are that high on the team, explain how it's just them and not the team that is struggling. If the team wasn't struggling, and they just werent playing well wouldn't there be more players ahead of them?
This just shows they have been some of the more consistent players (JS especially, atleast recently) and are playing alot better than you give them credit for.
Go read PGT's and see, Schroeder continues to pick up points and people are talking greatly of Kassian's improving defensive game, the way he sets up plays, and his physicality.
Just go watch the games, or atleast read the PGT's so that you can actually keep track of what is going on before you make false assumptions.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 19 December 2012 - 08:13 PM.