Rumsfeld wrote:Tciso wrote:SKYO wrote:Yup, especially around the net we have zero big crease clearers, team has some gritty dmen but they all definitely lack the size to battle with some of the big men in the league, in the playoffs this is even more prevalent.
Hmmm, a big mook that can clear the crease during defensive zone face offs, and the last minute of the 3rd period when we are up by a goal. Yeah, that's the ticket.
I'd take him as our 6th defenseman, and swap him in and out with Corrado, if Corrado earns the 7th spot in the line up. But, what is he asking for $$ wise??
If Corrado "earns" the 7th spot in the lineup then he's also earned a ticket to the AHL. It's stupid to have a kid with no pro experience sitting in the press box when he could be leading the Comets' blue line.
I do agree with you that Corrado needs to play. But, swapping him with Murray gives him 40 games, and gives us Murray for the Calgary/other homer team games. Plus Corrado gets sent down when we have a light schedule (Olympics) and other breaks, and plays more NHL games when we have injuries.
Heck, given that we have used 13 defensemen in previous years, it is a safe bet that the #7 guy will get his fair share of games just as an injury replacement.