The Lorenzi Line
by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/17/11 at 06:34 PM ET
Today winger Matt Calvert was sent to Springfield to taste greatness once more. Coach Scott Arniel is concerned that he “lost a little bit of his jump” and wants him to rediscover the confidence that he once had his rookie season. Calvert achieved a hat trick and 20 points last season; he’s a player from last season that the coaching staff expects more from. In 5 games this season he got an assist and is staying in the positive for the plus-minus.
It really broke my heart to read this. With all the Jackets, even Nash, he’s the player on the team that really digs in and skates with incredible speed. He’s one of the few Jackets to get to the puck first in a dump and chase play. Coach Arniel feels the same way I imagine and this could be the smartest play. Get him in the AHL where he had a 99 point season in 09-10 and after he racks up 10 points in a few games maybe he’ll get his groove back. Every fan I’ve come in contact with knows what Calvert is capable of. He may very well be the missing link, with a season or two that is.
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