Tiger wrote:Agree Clam .. but who was he going to pass to? Raymond with the worst shot on the team? I noticed when they put Burrows on Kesler line he passed to him a lot .. and the line worked..Maybe a healthy Samuelsson would have made the difference?
True he's the best sniper on that line but his linemates can dish the puck. Often when distributing the puck you get it back...he had to be thinking about a give & go more often. From my viewpoint Kesler just became far too predictable as he tried to stickhandle through everyone. Ya sometimes it worked and looked impressive but eventually teams catch on to that and figured him out before he even did anything. Its like back in the day when Gretzky was told to start shooting more to mix things up. He responded w/ 92 goals. By passing more often Kesler would create more room out there for himself and perhaps catch defenders off guard wondering what he's going to do. Pass the puck & get to the open ice for the return feed! Read and react.