Re: Gut feeling to share with you
- View Source--- In Islanders-SoundTigers@y..., chapin_landvogt@l... wrote:
> Hi all,Hi, Chapin..
> It may sound silly, but I wouldn't be surprised if both Torres
> AND Goddard make the opening day lineup.>>>
Right now, I do not think anything is silly because we just do not
know what the Isles staff is thinking. A lot of decisions are being
made on practices, not games, so it's harder to say who is really
doing well. Mapletoft has no goals in his preseason but is making the
right impression on Laviolette with his play and is not giving him a
reason to send him down.
> With Webb not in shape and the first 2 lines looking tobe some combination of Scatchard-Izzy, Bates-Yashin
and Parrish & Kvasha, there'll be need for a roughian
and the supposed skill scorers (Weinhandl, Hunter,
Kolnik) may be more served on the farm. A grinder
to play with fellow grinders Wiemer and Asham may
just be exactly what MM & Laviolette are looking for.>>
I would think Webb out or getting ready opens a spot for a guy on a
short-term basis, is it best to keep someone around and demote them a
little later ? For all we know Asham may only be doing enough to hold
Webb's spot, or Godard sticks for an extra week until Webb is ready.
I am still not sold on having so many bangers the team does not
have the required firepower. A third line of Asham and Wiemer needs a
player who can score some goals.