At what point does Bruce Cassidy enter the Danger Zone?
The PB's are last in the Atlantic Division with 23 points in 28 games, and are 14th in the Eastern Conference ahead of only the Binghamton Senators - whose roster is decimated by the suck of their parent club. Their leading scorer is Carter Camper with 6-12-18 totals in 27 games, followed by Hennessy with 8-7-15 in 26 and Hamill with 7-7-14 (and a relatively encouraging even +/-) in 25.
Of players who've played half the season or more, there is one guy with a + rating (Lane MacDermid with a +1), two guys who are even in Hamill and Warsofsky, and everyone else is a minus. They have 6 players in double digits points-wise - Tardif, Warsofsky, and Cunningham in addition to the aforementioned three.
Looking at the roster is just ugly stuff. Cassidy is routinely scratching Ryan Button and Marc Cantin at a time when Andrew Bodnarchuk is leading the blue liners in games played - not undeservedly, but from a player development standpoint it sucks. Max Sauvé, one of the system's most talented prospects, has played 20 games with 3 goals, 2 assists, and a -7. Jamie Arniel, the club's best player last season, has played 28 games with 1 goal, 5 assists, and a -7.
For me, the lone bright spots on the club are Khudobin (.911 sv% despite a porous d-corps), MacDermid (looking like a potentially cheap replacement for one of Paille/Thornton), and Warsofsky. My bigger point: whatever Cassidy's doing, it isn't working.
Edited by PedroSpecialK, 11 December 2011 - 07:50 PM.