Then there's Booth... well, you could blame his shortcomings on injuries... but what moron plays Booth with Kesler without telling Kesler to PASS once in a while? And even if coach V DID try to get Kesler to pass, why didn't KESLER get benched for being disobedient? The players run the show here, and that's NOT cool. Kesler was injured anyways, but coach V rode him like a mule. Are you KIDDING me?
AV has run Linden, Naslund, Hodgson, among others out of town. Is it not time to run him out of town?
Interesting take on AV's tenure, and I'd have to say I agree with you. Why does Kesler get away with diving in the playoffs? Why does he not encourage his players to hit more against the team that embarrassed them in the playoffs last year? Why split up lines while they are on a hot streak (referring to the end of last season). Qu'est-ce que fudge AV?
Move him away from Edler and he'll do much better but really he hasn't looked bad at all. No worse than the rest of the D on any given night.
Edler doesn't even know he has a defensive partner anyways and when he figures it out he seems so shocked that he lays an awful pass to him.
Give Edler somebody who's not expected to score at all. Putting an offensive asset beside him is a bit of a waste.
I know, right? I think with the way Tanev has been playing he would make a great fit. Tanev with Edler, Ballard and Garrison? I like that more than the D changeup we saw last night.