Modifié 27 sept. à 23 h 57
This is such a weird argument to make. Timmins didn't play in the playoffs because he missed a good chunk of the year and Giordano was the more familiar guy. You dont need to look at games played to know who the better player is. Timmins has had a while to rehab and got to go through training camp. He is undoubtedly better than Giordano
Timmins didnt play in the playoffs because there were guys ahead of him and while Gio is not what he once was this sums it up best.
If timmins was better than Gio he would have played over him in the playoffs but he didnt. And Timmins was cleared to play Nov 8th of last year. So where was a good chunk of the year come from. Unless were counting sitting in the pressbox due to no spot thats a non factor. He got pushed out once we acquired Gustafsson and Schenn which is funny as Gustafsson barely played reg season games with us but got playoff usage over Timmins. In the end same thing could happen where Brad will probs go add a Dman or two as his comments about a work in progress Dcore were telling. As lets say we take Gio out and insert Timmins that right side does not give any shred of confidence as its 2 offensive Dman and a guy who you hope can play well in elevated mins.
In the end Timmins played well in his mins last year yet after the TDL he was the #9. This time however we got no cap space to keep him on the main roster and after the TDL I dont see him being higher than the #8 maybe again 9. So its basically the same thing for him all over again.
It sucks but thats hockey. Now the unconventional option could be to have him play forward like he did at the end of last season but that also complicates things.
In the end I hope they can find a solution so they dont lose him for nothing (Trade, somehow pass through waivers, maybe utilize more LTIR) lets see but from the looks of things they are either gonna lose him or another good player.