Boudrias Posted March 7, 2017 Share Posted March 7, 2017 8 hours ago, Stormriders said: So here is the deal. I am so tired of all this Megna deal I decided to take a look, especially when I consider that we have Brendan G in the lineup. So to start, what about Jayson. - he is 27 years old - he was undrafted - suggests limited potential - last 12 games 0 points. - doesn't penalty kill; 59 seconds total all year - shots 51 Stats: Goals Assist Total +/- 4 3 7 -4 TOI/GP 12.34 Now lets compare him to Gaunce - he is 22 years old - he was drafted in the first round, suggesting high potential [ he has high hockey IQ and leadership, . . .can you say Bo mini me. - last 12 games 1 point - penalty kills more recently, lots of potential, very sound defensively - shots 49 Stats: Goals Assist Total +/- 0 5 5 0 TOI/GP 9:15 So first, lets remember that Gaunce has had his ice time increase in the last few games which distort these stats. Bottom line, Gaunce provides much better value than Megna in every department. So the question is, why., when we are suppose to be developing youth are we playing Megna period, let alone ahead of Gaunce? At least there is some promise in Gaunce and none in Megna. At least if you play Gaunce WAY ahead of Megna, there is the potential that he will develop more, . . . .none for Megna. A great example of very poor coaching decisions by Willy, for both himself and for the organization. So lets play Gaunce for another 2 minutes plus a nite, and lets play him with some of the best players on the Canucks. And let's give him lots of confidents in what he can do. Who do you think performs better. And that's with a guy that is a rookie and trying to break into the lineup vs. a 27 year old. Willy makes very poor coaching decisions and lineup choices. There is no logical reason the Megna gets played ahead of Gaunce. That says nothing of the fact the Gaunce is 6'2" and 220 lbs., and Megan is 6'1'' and 195. And how about hits: Gaunce 92 and leads the team, vs. Megan 66. You can't make this stuff up . . . . ! Would you give any credit to the idea that Gaunce has now played a solid base of games on the 4th line and can now be moved up to a experience some 3rd line play? I would agree that Megna was always a long shot but he has played a number of games as a top 6. His speed and skill level with a nice level of defensive awareness has made that possible. He had a chance but at the end of the day he has to score to stay in the NHL. He will not stay in the NHL as a 4th liner and will be gone after this season. IMHO this season was all about development and evaluation. Megna was never in the long term plans unless he surprised. The successes of this year are many. The steady and careful development of Gaunce is one. Another that many fans laugh at is Chaput. He might hang in as a 4th line center. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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