We need to keep an objective view and see the facts as they are:
1. Great player until awful eye injury. His decline in his play is obvious as he constantly fumbles pucks and is a virtual anchor with every line he ever plays with now. He was worth well over 2.5 before the eye injury, hes probably worth about five hundred thousand now, that figure being very generous.
2. 7 GP no goals no assists -2 plus.minus and a grand total of 1 shot. That tells the story.
3. He is a great leader, but the team as a whole is a lot maturer now and don't need a vet like Manny to keep them going anymore. They've grown accustomed to playing without him.
Gillis should've bought this guy out the second the new CBA was signed. Maybe even dangle him for a 7th round pick....
I understand this guy is a great team guy and all that yada yada yada, but his time has passed and he needs to let a young kid like schroeder get a full time center position on the 4th line once kesler comes back. Manny is costing this team and his cons definitely outweigh the pros. Just my opinion.
Edited by dangler696969, 06 February 2013 - 12:41 AM.