Trotz iced the Ward-Wilson-Erat line during the third period of Monday's game. It looked decent. Moving Jones to the second line will give them a grinder who will spend time in the crease disrupting Turco, and who will go to the boards and corners to dig out pucks. We've already seen how well having Hornqvist on the top line for those duties can work.
Wonderful GDT- if we can't win with a GDT like that, we should exercise the flush option. Well done.
As to Tootoo, I agree. As to those that say other players should/could step up, I agree. Nobody has mentioned our D in that role but an angry Weber/Suter has been lacking. I don't know who could help Hamhuis find his angry place but I'd love to see it. If KK is going to sport a -4 to go with his bad-ass facial hair, at least plow someone over now and then.
If KK is going to sport a -4 to go with his bad-ass facial hair, at least plow someone over now and then.
Sometimes I feel like Hammer is compensating for Klein. If Hamhuis plays the body he can't be sure if Klein is going handle his responsibilities. And the forwards haven't exactly been back with timeliness to pick up loose pucks either. So Hammer keeps trying to play positionally and stay alive and in front of the play when sometimes he should just go to the body. I think Laakso and Hamhuis would a a good combo, but for now maybe Bouillon instead of Klein.
Can we get some ****ing goaltending and defense? Please? What in the hell is wrong with this poor excuse for a professional hockey club? Let these morons forfeit every game and send the lot of down to the minors.