Experts Weigh In On Captains' Departures


'Mair said he's confident that the departures of Briere and Drury won't hurt the team too much. "I think hockey players to a certain extent are opportunistic, and you'll have guys like Tim Connolly or Derek Roy or Thomas Vanek eat up the ice time that's left over from those two guys," Mair said. "Tim Connolly's… gonna move up and be a 1-2 center, and Derek Roy at about a point a game is going to slide in be your No. 2 guy."'