Originally posted by Hopper:Agreed.Originally posted by OnTheClock: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.
BTW Kevin Kurz confirming Havlat will make his debut tomorrow.
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 ]