RoyalDude wrote:I only see a need for tweaking on our 4th line, Weise is fucking useless, gets beat by non-fighters all the time and looked like an ass for the stunt he pulled on Thornton. Malhotra sucks, the only good thing on the 4th line is Lapierre.
Dude speaks the truth.
I give Manny more credit for last season than you may, but as far as this year goes, the guy really is struggling. You're right to point out he wears the goat horns for the 3rd goal yesterday. Having said that, I've noticed some marginal improvements in his game, but he still has a long way to go before I would feel comfortable putting him out during key defensive moments if the playoffs started tomorrow.
Due to his lack of offensive ability as a centre, I like Manny better on the 4th line, especially with Cody playing well on the third, but unless Malhotra's game improves significantly, I can't say that he will be a regular forward come the playoffs. He won't be dumped for nothing or sent to Manitoba for a number of reasons.
In fairness to Weise, I think he's been serviceable for a waiver pick-up, but I'd love to find an improvement by the deadline. He's a good stop gap player who can hold his own, but he's not a difference maker in any sense, and on this team even the 12th regular forward needs to bring something tangible to the table. Maybe Weise develops something over time, but he's not there right now.
As for making a significant trade, yes I'd love to get Perry for that package, but no fucking way that's happening unless Murray feels unreasonably nostalgic over his time with the Canucks organization. IMO, there's no need whatsoever to trade any of our top 9 forwards. One of the Canucks advantages this season is their incredible depth that has arguably 3 top-6 players on the third line, so unless there's a top pairing d-man or first line winger coming in return, I don't move any of those pieces. Obviously if a great deal comes along MG will make it, but I wouldn't hold my breath, especially over a rumor started by some mongoloid over at CDC.