This thread was definately worth the read.....
Something needed to be done, and although bringing up Ebbet is hardly the answer any of us are looking for it is pretty much all we got at this point outside of a trade. The upside is Schroeder will get more meaningful icetime playing for the Wolves and hopefully this brings his game back together because lets face it...the experiment (at this point) has failed.
I'm not the biggest AV fan (haven't been since Chicago ousted us those 2 years in a row), but I do honestly think that he is just playing the hands we are dealt. Let's face it, we have a serious lack of prospects and the ones we do have are struggling or are just too green to help out the big club.
Gutcheck time. We are going to see what this team is really made of because I don't see alot of outside help coming until maybe trade deadline.
I disagree, specifically with this quote
"Let's face it, we have a serious lack of prospects and the ones we do have are struggling or are just too green to help out the big club."
While agree we don't have much DEPTH in our prospect pool, the one's who are up can play. And its AV messing with them. I was in his court on Coho but I am starting to see Coho's side with the treatment of both Kassian and now Schroeder. Its like AV makes his mind up before he sees the kid play, complains to MG he needs more vets/trade and then bury's them on purpose to look like he's right to MG.
1. Take Kassian first, the kid worked like a dog in the offseason, got leaner, stronger, faster. Has close to a ppg in the AHL. He then comes out of the blocks like Cam Neely 2.0 and is moved off the Sedin line onto the 4th? Why? Because he's achieving more than AV thought he would and he was making AV look bad? Seriously, what other coach in the NHL would move a guy who's second in goals in the NHL after 7 games, a beast, hitting, fighting, dominating games to the 4th line? Who does that? Its pure stupidity. There is no plausible explanation for this. This is what the team was missing, this is what CoHo was traded for and he's doing it, and you bury him?
2. Schroeder, listen to AV's comments on this site/video. He says Schroeder is an offensive player, wasnt achieving / playing the same offensive game he started the season with and was losing confidence. Ok..so he starts the season pretty well. Plays well defensively on the second line, shows chemistry with MayRay and Hansen. He then starts getting some points 7-8 games in, and then what, he's on the 4th line centering weisse and volpatti and now tostito. So AV is his brilliance, says he isn't scoring, he's supposed to score after you take his ice from him, give him 4 mins a game with plugs? You put him on the point on an inept pp when he's better off the 1/2 boards? and then he says the kid lost his offensive confidence?
There is a point where MG has to start looking at AV and how he is DESTROYING TALENT on this team. His job is to get more out of players than even they think they have. All he seems to achieve is getting less.
He needs to go, its AV so I completely disagree with you.