DisagreeAgree to disagree.
A true #1 Dman >>>>>>>>> A talented but undersized sniper/finisher.
P.S. - Having El Gato kill penalties is not a testament to his prowess, it's a damning representation of the current bottom-dwellers knows as the Blackhawks.
How has D-Cat's size adversely affected his performance? He can take a check and he hasn't missed a single game to injury so far in his career.
Are you saying you didn't see a massive improvement in the 23yro's all around game at the same time his offense improved? His linemates were barely NHL quality and he was still 3rd in goal scoring.
P.S. The team has guys like Kampf,Carpenter,Hagel ect....ect,to kill penalties,D-Cat did it because he's better than those guys and he's a dangerous short handed goal scorer.
I just don't what more this kid has to do to gain respect........would you rather part with D-Cat instead of Dach?
Of course the team needs top four D-men but we saw a few real good defensive teams go down in the PO's because they didn't have top end offensive talent too. There is absolutely NO ONE in the Hawk's system with any chance of producing the offense D-Cat produces and top line winger are real expensive on the open market too.