Doggy - good point, I think it's fair. It is interesting, though, that both of his goals against the Avalanche were scored independent of 9/13. Maybe he'll find that he'll carry the puck more in Panarin's absence?
He was fighting it for sure, but even Tortorella admitted it could have been 5 or 6-1 in the first. The defensive coverage (or lack thereof) was much more concerning to me
Agree with your point on age. I wasn't using it as an 'excuse', more so saying that it's not like this team is bailing on a last-ditch-effort Cup contending team
I hear what you're saying, but this argument is kind of a non-starter for me. If they were Cup contenders I'd feel differently. Would you rather get back A) a pick and a prospect or B) nothing
Milano is weird. He 100% has NHL skills and offensive capabilities, but his inconsistency and lack of defensive posture worry coaches. It wouldn't shock me in the slightest if he's moved this trade deadline or summer. Problem is, CBJ would be selling low, but then again, does he realistically have a place on this team? Some say yes, others say no.