Ana-Getzalf, Bos-Bergeron, Buff-Grigorenko?, Cal-Monahan, Car-Staal, Chi-Toews, Col-Stasny/MacKinnon, Clb-Johansson, Dal-Benn, Det-Datsyuk, Edm-RNH, Fla-Huburdeau, LA-Kopitar, Minn-Koivu/Grandlund, MTL-Plekanec, Nash-Legwand, NJ-Zajac/Henrique, NYI-Tavares, NYR-Callahan, Ott-Spezza, Phi-Giroux, Phx-Hanzal, Pitt-Crosby, SJ-Thorton, Stl-Backes, TB-Stamkos, Tor-Bozak, Van-Sedin, Wash-Backstrom, Win-Schifele
Would you ever mention Bozak in the same breath as any of these other centre men? out of 30 what you rank him? somewhere from 28-30??
Sooner or later we may have to make an upgrade.]]>
I feel Rielly deserved more than 9 games and in my opinion getting more than 9 games this year is more beneficial to his long term development then returning to junior in October.
The only downside I’d say is losing a year of ELC but if it’s better for Rielly than its a non issue. I doubt he stays for the duration of the year and I still wouldn’t be surprised to see him play at the Juniors.]]>
I don’t know if this is exactly true or not, but i can only assume he was getting easier minutes in his rookie year; more offensive starts, going up against weaker forward lines, etc. compared to the first pairing minutes he has been getting since then usually against the top players. I’m not sure if that’s what has been happening but if so it could play a big factor.]]>