Lacks NHL skills lol.
DAT 9th goal Yanni scored vs Rangers: Pure Skill
He has some as all of you guys can see by that beatiful quick move, i take back all my statements about him not having any skill. --> He just doesn't show it most of the time.
He gets his goals by battling in front of the net or by rebounds etc...
The problem is when he is out of form: he disappears from the important parts of the game. Similar to JT Miller. Yes these guys are good NHL players. But you need consistency in the playoffs: thats our priority and yanni is too small of a guy to expect too much from him on like 2nd line so he is a much better fit for the 4th line, where scoring a lot of goals isn't that much important. And there he is def overpaid... His contract should have been around 4 million or trade him away before his new contract.
I believe for a team like
it would worth the 5 mill contract, but for us it's too much. Unf he has that clause, so hard job for our GM.
If we want to win the cup, it's much better if we replace him with like another Maroon contract type of guy ( under 1-2 million) and we spend the money on Defensive depth or some pure skill guys who can help to overcome those 0-1-2 goals games, where we allow 3-4+ and we lose. Maybe Colorado would trade for him idk... and they have the cap space, but they probably rather want Hall..
I said this before.... Gourde is like 99.9% stays here for 2019/2020 full season.. 2020/2021 = still probably 80%+ that he stays.... so these topics are good ... but not realistic right now... for fun it's ok.. but not really have any meaning...
Anyways, regardless of Gourde, currently i can't see us achieving anything(the dream) with this lineup, because we just don't defend = 3.5 GAA
We need to shakeup the roster or start our defensive structure from scratch, if we fail again in 2019/2020 playoffs.
Until we can't win a game to 1-0 or 2-1(empty net goals doesn't matter), we just can't expect high end results in the playoffs... and when was the last time this year, where we allowed 0 or 1 goal... usually we allow 3+ , which is pure garbage, and we just don't care about defense at all.
Trading away small non-gritty guys, although i like what Tyler Johnson doing in last couple of matches(being more physical - it's just not natural for him(he is born for speed + skill) )who overpaid and getting back some defensive forwards like Toffoli,Kreider could be a way to go with an added RHD like Savard,Risto,(fainting) Brodie etc... or try Foote... it's just those NTC's...
At least we have still 60+ games to fix our defensive game... until then... we doomed in the playoffs... first we should start not taking coaching challenging penalties(see winnipeg game) hahahaaa
That was a bad one... we instalost 2 points because of that
But it's ok, we just need to get in the playoffs, wildcard is ok to me, just dat freakin defense... poor vasi... he thought he will improve his stats and now 3.0 GAA and almost under .900 SV %... crazy bad... i hope cooper soon starts doing something or the GM... top 5 worst defense = no cup
At least the next game
should not score more than 2, in theory... if we care... We'll see! But i'm prepared for the loss already lmao...