Doc, I was just talking to my buddy about Toffoli before I saw your pic. He may be getting the call unless Penner gets it together.
I know you don't believe in those silly little things that are called "evidence" and "facts," but here are some to show just how bad Johnson is:
At least with Simmonds / Schenn, we could have had some bargaining chips for a nice trade (defense)? I dunno. Two games in, I understand Richards just drank too much and partied too hard during the lockout, but man oh man, he has looked pretty flat lately.
Call me critical. I'll probably be eating my words in 20 games... I hope.
Carter is a premier goal scorer. Richards is one of the best setup guys in the game. Someone has to do the dirty work to get the puck to these guys. Clifford is a good choice for that line right now. Penner is not getting it done. It would help a lot if Brown and a healthy Williams showed up for the next game too.
I cannot believe people are still complaining about the Richards and Carter trades. "You know, that cup was nice and all but we may have won last night if we still had Jack Johnson." Then again, this is LGK. I can believe it.
I was very happy when I heard that Richards will be a King. Even happier when I heard about Carter, even though I liked Johnson. Richie and Cartsie are my 2 favourite players, they just need to get kickstarted, that's all. Hopefully Cliffy will wake them up...