dmiles2186 wrote:APOD wrote:It floors me that some of you guys think that the loss of Sobotka and the signing of Ott is going to cost this team a cup
I don't think it will cost us a Cup. Boat was one of my favorite players. On nights when the whole team was off, who was the guy that was still playing his balls off? Boat. Lest we also forget, he actually had 1 more point than Berglund last year, and played with way more of an edge than #21.
Ott, is a different story. I was going to create two threads, one for each signing, but the way it played out in real time today, it was hard to separate the issues. I'm not boiling this down to a 'Ott was signed to replace Boat' sort of thing. Obviously they play different roles on this team.
But Ott was putrid for us. No two ways to put it. I just read a tweet from JR that Ott said he wsa playing with a sports hernia the last few months of the season. Does that change my opinion of his performance? Maybe a little. But there are some on here who got after Jax a few years ago for playing hurt and sucking, so should I lessen my criticism of Ott because he was injured? I don't know.
Ultimately, I'll calm down about this. I didn't want him back. He's back, I'm not happy. But he's got time to show his true colors and maybe he will, and if he does, I'll admit I was wrong.
Same here 100%. And I understand Schwartz will have to get his $$ eventually. I just don't understand the raise that Berglund got considering the pennies the Blues had to pinch in 17's negotiations. Yeah, Armstrong offered him this and that and he turned it down....I'll still miss watching him play. I get Boat's "scrappiness" may make him a tad overrated, at least in my eyes. Go get your paper, man.
I'd rather have Sobotka than Berglund, that's just me being a crybaby. Despite that, I hope BergDog scores 25 goals and I will happily feel more stupid than I already am. Can't wait till October.