I know there is supposed to be some magical chemistry between Kane Toews and Sharp, but I don't see it. Which player on this team would not automatically improve personal stats and look better when inserted with Kane and Toews?
Brouwer Toews Hossa
Sharp Bolland Kane
Ladd Madden Versteeg
Buff Fraser Eager (Burish, Kopecky)
I split up Toews and Kane. I know blasphemy right?
Line 2 may be a little week physically, but which line is the other teams checkers going to play? Play them against Toews' line, Sharp and Kane eat it up. Play them against Bolland's, Toews and Hossa will lay waste.
Buff. He's not a 4th liner, but what is he? He doesn't fit anywhere, so make him fit here and maybe he figures out what he is. Which defender will want to go in the corner against Eager and Buff? Not me that's for sure.
On the PP -
PP1 Toews Kane Brouwer Hossa Campbell (Umbrella)
PP2 Bolland Versteeg Sharp Keith Seabrook (std PP formation)
In the off season, we all talked about the glut of forwards, and there is a lot. It's the combinations that are tough. I don't envy the coaches situation at all.
The scoring has been a little lackluster lately and I feel this is a good place to start.
This is what we are supposed to do in a fan post right?