ugh, reminding me of the game 3 call on Perry makes me even more mad about that no call trip last night. sharks damn near scored on the turnover it created too.
the Ryan stuff did look pretty bad. looked like his back.
Bobby Ryan told reporters Sunday that he had a problem with his skate blade in the third period of Saturday’s Game 5 and missed several shifts to have it repaired - ending, or at least addressing speculation about an injury.
Ryan said he “took a weird digger” and the skate cracked. Equipment managers had to take the blade off. He left the ice with 12:59 remaining in regulation and returned to the bench at 2:21.
So what they're telling us is that they don't have a backup pair of skates anywhere in the building? And that it takes like 20 min real time to switch blades? Yeah, OK.
Here's something else to think about. So Nokelainen didn't play because he was injured. And not because he was kind of bad the past 3 games, and atrocious on the dots. From the sounds of it, it's an injury that has been affecting him for a few games. Meaning Carlyle would rather play a semi-injured Nokelainen than a fully healthy Carter.