Nemeth had the same issues as Pateryn and Methot. He's terrible at passing and getting the puck out of his own zone.
Troy McClure wrote:It isn't rocket science. You need to acquire young guys who are good. You then need to give those young players opportunity. Those young players then need to seize the opportunity.
Playing young guys just because they are young works fine when your young players are great (See Toronto, Columbus, and Winnipeg), but the league is full of awful teams who play the young guys only to find out their young guys aren't very good (See Arizona, Carolina, and Edmonton).
Carolina is in the middle of the two. The team's defense core is very good, which is mostly made up of young players they've developed under Peters. The young forwards struggle with being able to consistently finish scoring chances, they also have no older players to lean to for consistent offense. Teams need to have the balance between the two, not all young or all old. Which is the issue in Arizona and Edmonton.
SaintAngerBH wrote:Yeah, but why is Oleksiak suddenly doing well with Pittsburgh?
A big factor is being in the lineup game in game out, allows the player to just play, instead of being afraid to make a mistake that'll lead to a scratch the next game. If a player is struggling for awhile then yeah a game or two off is needed, but not being a consistent yo-yo.
If it's a skilled younger player, then start them in the offense zone a lot, to play to the players strength and try to have them out there with other players who are skilled. Don't be leaving them on the 4th line with players who don't fit how they play, or trying to change their style completely. Put them in the best chance to help the team out.
Consistency is a huge issue with most younger players, especially say Gurianov. He has the raw talent to be a top six forward in the NHL, he's just so inconsistent and doesn't take advantage of his shot enough. Once he finds consistency, he'll be really good in the NHL.