This team is limited, that much is obvious. Acquisitions that were marginal have shown their limitations (Nystrom-Dvorak-fiddler). They can't be overplayed or featured.
That being said, its "nut cutting time". Time to eval a couple of Texas Stars and, more importantly, go with an idea that I've thought of for a while.....MOVE TREVOR DALEY TO LEFT WING.
Here's my line-ups, as of JAN 22, after the 5-2 embarrassment in MIN.
DVORAK ** - PETERSEN - OTT
MORROW - DOWELL - RYDER
DALEY - WANDELL - BURISH
PARDY - ROBIDAS
SOURAY - LARSEN
FISTRIC - GOLOGOSKI
there are players out there that have disappeared...Ryder, Morrow, Fiddler. Grossmann is spooked..
On the good side, Wandell. Larsens first game back was great! I like the kid. If u need more dee- drag Lukowich up here. He'll know what to do.
This team needs a BIG spark. W/O Benn and Ribs, it has been badly exposed!!!
Oh yeah...BIG UPS to Kari Lehtonen. He has been spectacular since returning. He not gettting much help and there is no room for error.