Yeah, Ferriero has much more experience, both in the regular season and playoffs. Wingels just doesn't look quite ready yet. He has skill, but he's not very good defensively, in my opinion. Ferriero seems to have better chemistry with most of these guys, having played on lines with Desjardins, McGinn, and even Couture in Worcester.
I just saw on NHL Network too that Havlat is supposed to be in the line-up. Only question now is -- which line will he be on? The first or the second?
Personally, I like the idea of Pavelski playing SEPARATE from Thornton, and I think the second combination listed there gives the best scoring balance overall. It's basically the Clowe-Pavs-Seto line with Seto replaced. Grit + Great Passing + Great Skating. I like Pavs centering and taking faceoffs for the second line. If he's on the first, it really takes away one of his best qualities, and I just don't like him on the wing as much. He thrives at center.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Oct 20, 2011 at 5:47 PM ]
I have yet to see what Burns does to actually help our DEFENSIVE play. I know he can shoot. That hasn't helped us prevent the other teams from scoring on us..
^ Was trying to post this earlier. Forum was jacked up.
NOW, I'm glad to see the Sharks SKATING and playing HARD, TOUGH, HOCKEY. THIS is how we need to play all game. I hope soon we see the 60-minute Sharks consistently. Was so tired of seeing the 40-minute or 20-minute Sharks so much last year.
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