tim1_2 wrote:I thought we were trading Bobby.
I just find it interesting that we should displace the better, more proven, Legwand by giving Zibanejad more minutes. Yet the idea of giving Bobby Ryan more minutes to potentially get more out of him is out of the question.
Legwand is more proven, true, but he is not the future. He is here to provide guidance and relate his experience to the likes of Zibanejad, Lazar and even Turris. But in terms of ice time it's Zibanejad, then Legwand, until/unless Zibanejad needs a break.
As for Ryan, he should absolutely be top-line, first PP unit and out there in the last minute down a goal. But beyond that, I don't see a need for trotting him out on the PK. The only exception to that would be if the Sens are spending too much time on the PK and Ryan needs to keep his legs fresh.
With Spezza gone he's surely going to move up the ice time ranking -- he was 3rd in TOI per game for both ES and PP, so he should be 2nd (at worst) now. That's good enough.
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