The problem isn't the lines, after the Sedins and Burrows, we have a bunch of third line players. Remember when we had Sedin Sedin Burrows then Samuelsson, Sundin, Kesler? That's an actual second line. Hansen, Higgins Raymond as your second line wins you a first round golf trip. How long will Kesler stay healthy when he comes back and who will he play with that he had great chemistry with? Its the personnel in my opinion. The second line has always been an issue with Gillis as leader. He needs to get on this, Booth isn't the answer.
Here's where I disagree
On paper a 2nd line of Booth Kesler Kassian is better than Samuelsson, Kesler and Sundin
Sundin led by leadshership not play. His season was actually not very good.
Booth is better than Samuelsson and Kassian is actually better than he's playing right now.
Kassian seems to play his best when hes all hyped up and motivated. We need a coach that can find a way to motivate him so that he's playing up to his potential.
The one thing I did notice however is that there is no chemisty between Booth and Kesler as they are both shoot first guys.
Thats why I think Booth needs to be dropped down to 3rd line and have someone like Higgis on 2nd line. With Booth and Shroeder on 3rd line with someone like Hansen or Raymond, thats a VERY strong 3rd line.
I dont think we have ALL the pieces but we do have most of them. The problem is that they are being utilized poorly and we are not getting maximum potential out of our guys due to coaching
But hey, let's just compromise and start with firing AV first. if that works great. if not, then we can look to trading players
Edited by CanucksJay, 07 March 2013 - 11:53 PM.