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Gillies Gone / Weight Mishandled?


I know that he is still with the team but...

After watching the game tonight in its entirety I have to ask , what exactly is his role on this team? I know he is a solid fighter but our team can't afford to throw away a roster spot with a glorified cheerleader who gets 1:00 of ice time and is an extraordinary liability in that 1 minute. We have two forwards who can actually serve a purpose to this team as well as fighting in Konopka and Martin (who by the way should be a fixture on this team for the remainder of the season) . I have to feel that with Schremp getting healthy and Grabner sure to be back shortly Gillies will be the first one to get the ax.

The main reason that I feel we can't afford this kind of player is that it is visibly evident that Douggie (DeadLegs) Weight is not capable of playing top 3 line minutes for a complete game. Im not trying to attack him because he does a great job when he is out there and is a must on our powerplay for his good puck moving and decision making. Untill he gets tired but then we keep running him out there shift after shift and all he can do is glide because his legs are just too heavy from overuse. We need to do a better job of monitoring his ice time so that way he can be at his best when we need him to be , on the PP. Unfortunately with Gillies out there Gordon doesn't have as much flexibility as he should.

Get Trevor out of here , Let Martin do his job exponentially better , and give Doug a few shifts off and I feel this team will get a little bit better.... I know a little bit isn't much but its better than staying the same.

BTW when Schremp makes it back the optimal move would be to drop Hunter to the 4th line and scratch that rat Sim IMO

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