Unless he uses his size the way people want, Gauthier will always fail to some.
I understand it...you see him and wonder why he's not plowing through guys...thing is he has genuinely improved his skating and seems to be a positive on that line.
I'm down for giving kappy a chance to figure out the new line and new side of the ice, but there can't be endless rope either, especially with moore playing so well on that 3rd line on kappys natural side
Yeah, I'm leaning in that direction too. The Kappy-Captain-Mucho line has been hot garbage at five-on-five to start the year.
I have no objection if Babcock wants to keep them together a bit longer to see if they can figure it out, but he has to try something different if this goes on for too much longer. Putting either Mikheyev or Moore in Kapanen's spot seems like the thing to try.
It also helps that it seems like Kapanen would be a natural fit with Kerfoot.