herb wrote:Kind of surprising they sent Schroeder down given the state of the center ice position and Vancouver, not to mention the Zac Dalpe Experience TM.
Edit: The Comets are in town this weekend to face the Heat, which may have been a factor.
Is Dalpe really that bad? I noticed that his skating and conditioning has improved quite a bit in the last few games. He also had a few good scoring chances as well. Given his age, he could still be a useful 3rd or 4th line centre down the road.
It's not that Dalpe has been that bad, but he hasn't been much good either to warrant anything more than 4th line minutes. He's had a chance or two to show his chops but outside of a blind-squirrel-finding-a-nut goal, he hasn't done much except not be an absolute liability out there.
Hopefully Schroeds gets up to speed quickly against Abbotsford and can start to prove he can fill 2nd line minutes and get Richardson and Lain back to their customary 3rd/4th line C roles. See what he can do and hopefully he showcases himself a bit to be a part of a bigger trade.
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