I am hoping hard for another great effort tonight. If they can put another little dent in Leaf Nation (who are becoming insufferable for me), I'll be a happy man.
I missed last night's game, but from what I have read, the team was going all out. The only thing missing was defense, LOL.
Maybe they swing a bit the other way tonight. Good old hacker Colby is not in tonight, was hoping somebody could give him what he deserves.
This is what bothers me about Torts. Why is Stepan moved to the 4th line ? The kid has played well and really just looked a little snake bitten. I hate how he has to juggle lines for the sake of doing it.
I hear you with Stepan on the 4th line but I would think Stepan will be getting first line power play minutes so it will even out a bit.
Plus.. playing on a line with (2) Giants in Boogard and Grachev may open the ice even more for Stepan.
Predictable overreaction to Stepan playing on the 4th line.
As I recall, Anisimov played on the 4th line last season with Prust and Shelley and performed pretty well. I don't think it ruined him or negatively affected his development as he appears to be playing some good hockey right now.
I'll withhold judgment until I see how the lines look. But I have a feeling that it won't be as nearly disastrous as some are making it out to be...
Gonna be watching this game since I can't go anywhere now. Car wash attendant destroyed my Suburban's transmission today. Fun day. They're on the hook for the cost of rebuilding my tranny, so its not all bad, except I'm stuck inside.
As surprising as it is to say, because most of the time he has nothing interesting to say, the most valuable tidbit in that segment was offered by P.J. Stock. He talked about how when a player doesn't have the puck, or is not directly engaged with the player who doesn't have the puck, he should always be angling rather than skating in a straight line.
That's a great point, and something that a lot of players don't do because they don't understand it or can't do because they aren't properly conditioned. When you skate jn angles, your generating power from your edges, and should you then get the puck suddenly, or should an opposing player near you suddenly find themselves with the puck, you have that much more momentum to help get to top speed.