Arachnid wrote:Topper wrote:Mathowny, It was not just 3rd line minutes for Cody, but sheltered third line minutes. He centred a thirdline that could not play a defensive role solely because of Cody's inadequacies. I have said since his days in junior, that he will struggle against NHL defensemen and the sheltered role AV was forced to play him in fundamentally hampered the way the coach could rotate his lines.
While folks went out on a limb here for this kid saying he'd be the next Adam Oates, elite vision, elite passing......, he couldn't play the role of an elite turd liner. His work in his own end was positionaly weak and physically absent. Until he could prove himself in his own end, he should not have earned a role on the team and ultimately that is what happened.
Cody will continue to struggle until he learns there are two ends to the rink and boards on the walls.
If he was black I'd call you a racist!....I'll call you that anyways...Racist!
Yes, I was always niggardly with my praise for Cody.
Shuffling the TO kid off to Buffalo........ can he afford a Pantera?