We need players - particularly wide players - who can beat defenders in 1v1 situations on the dribble...
- Urruti - meh. Sometimes, but his finishing has not been good enough, and he drops at the slightest touch.
- Fernandez - no. He will show up to finish, and he can make nice passes. He does not beat players on the ball.
- Valeri - not this year. It has been a disappointment. Defenders have picked up on his feints, and they are picking his pocket. Part of that is because he does not have dangerous players working off of him.
- Nagbe - he has the talent, but not the mentality.
- Johnson and Chara - no.
- Jewsbury - hell no.
- Harrington - sometimes. He would be much more dangerous with a more dangerous player in front of him.
- Obviously our central defenders do not / should not be doing this.
- Zakuani - at his peak, this was his calling card. He terrorized defenders. He's far from his peak.
- Alhassan - sometimes, but his issue is decision-making on when to beat players, and when to get rid of the ball.
- Piquionne - no.
- Powell - better than Jewsbury, but a worse defender.
- Namchoff - no. Another passer.
- Zemanski - ha.
It's a bad, boring, and ineffective combination of players we have. We can thank some poor offseason moves, a management team that fell in love with one type of player, and injuries for being a difficult team to watch right now.