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Doesn't that somewhat rhyme?
Anyway, Torts was quoted as saying that when discussing how to play without the puck, Lisin has "no clue." However, he was also quoted as saying that "the puck seems to find him," and that they are going to "teach him."
Good stuff so far, but what that means to me, is that he'll start on the sideline, hanging out in the press box.
We do have some injury prone players, and we do have some guys who can have off nights. Torts WILL NOT be shy about benching players. As soon as a guy can't go, Lisin will.
This is why I predict half a season for him. He'll get into around 40 games. As soon as Gabs gets hurt, he's in. As soon as Avery does something stupid, he's in. The guy can get around in the offensive zone can't he? He'll find time in the top 6.
Next year, with Vinny Prospal probably not coming back, it 1) gives a full time center ice spot to Anisimov, and 2) gives a full time wing spot to Lisin. He'll have to wait until at least then. Sorry man.