I'm confused about the new BWP contract. If you're going to be stone-cold business like with the team captain why would you sign a 30+ striker to a 2 year deal? Especially when the physical demands of the striker in our system are outrageous.
Sasha is either starting off really slow (or the whole team is) or his falloff is coming about 1-2 years sooner than I thought it would. Only time will tell.
Agree on the confusion - but I'll take them on their word that the Dax thing was about making room for young talent. BWP has earned the payoff, and even if he falls off a cliff and drops to 15 goals, replacing 15 goals isn't easy.
I'll also switch to optimist mode, and attribute Sacha's slow start to National team distraction, the 4-2-2-2 nonsense, and not having Dax. He's not that old, and no reason to believe he won't sort it out. I'm more concerned about his leadership, or lack of it. He's never had to be that guy, and little things like the missed PK's and disappearances during the playoffs don't help.
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