Thursday, November 30, 2006

Calling out some underachievers

Read in the News & Observer this morning that Coach Lavvy had a series of one-on-ones with players after practice. Here are a few who may have had a rough time in the principal's office:

  • Kevyn Adams: -10, least amount of TOI/G among the regulars, 15 penalty minutes.
  • Eric Staal: -2, 28 penalty minutes, and still crappy in the faceoff circle (43%).
  • Tim Gleason: -7, 4th on the team in TOI/G, but only has 3 points. When paired with Eric Belanger's 9 points and -2, it looks like the Canes are still waiting to realize the upside of the Jack Johnson deal. Wouldn't it be a pisser if JJ were to leave Michigan after the Wolverine's season and out-stat these two combined by the end of the NHL season?
  • Cam Ward: Well below the .900 mark in save percentage- the lowest save percentage among goalies who have faced 500 or more shots, and the most goals allowed in the league. The only good news is that Kari Lehtonen is right down there with him.

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