Tiger wrote:If the long term goal of this team is to win a Stanley cup... why be in a rush to resign the Sedin's?
They have proven that they are regular season successes but also proven not to be that good
in the real season - the playoffs..
I would like to see if Torts can get them playing a more physical defensive game .
So far they haven't done a hell of a lot of that and it shows bigtime in the playoffs.
Basic Stats :
H Sedin.. 940 regular season games is a +200 99 playoff games a -15
D Sedin ..906 regular season games is a +172 96 playoff games a -11
With the "new" Pacific division including LA and the Ducks and Sharks it might be a little tougher
for them too..
Last year when they started with Kassian on the wing they did diddley squat but came back to life with
My call is they are 2 excellent hockey players but only if they play together , have a down and dirty goal scorer on their line and don't run into tough d and aggressive back checking.. They have slowed down a bit over the last 2 years so I want to see if Torts can find a way to make them into good solid 2 way players ready for the playoffs.. Then and only then .. sign them at 6.. if not offer them 2nd line money and build around Kesler..
It's the short term we are trying to win the cup and if you guys ever want to see a cup soon, re-signing the Sedin's is your best bet at that.
I think you forget the Sedin's/Kassian torrid start where Kass got like 7 goals iirc, but faded in play due to being unfit or whatever, but AV quickly took Kass out after that, I think a full season together Kass will prosper knowing the coach believes in him.
Kesler is great, but he's proven to be a bit of a liability ONLY in terms of his brash style of play which leads to a lot of injuries.
You get the Sedin's and Kesler going at the same time (healthy/mid season form) this team goes into beast mode and that is when we do a lot of damage, especially
if they can get some help!