regarding how they are blowing the penalties out of proportion....1st period, we each got one; 2nd period, (remove offsetting, campbell was a gift because it wasnt a crosscheck), puck over the glass is automatic, so what's left? 2 minors vs. 1 minor; the 3rd and OT had no penalties other than the PS, which is also auto
so they are blowing out of proportion 3 minutes of the game where we took 1 minor (high sticking) and they took 2 minors (goaltender interference, hooking). we got one more (blown) PP on them and they are crying a river about the game being fixed.
Here we go again. Having said that, I do think Brouwer would be better suited to the first line or even reunite the 10-19-88 combo... as Stalberg always seems to play better with Johnson. Toews needs to get going and he is the guy really pressing at this time.
It's not like we really have a better option right now. He flubbed a couple good chances, but really, Smith is the only better option and he has been playing well with hossa and sharp.
EDIT: Also, stalberg brings a bit of size to that line and surprisingly, his defense looks improved from when he was on the toews line early in the year. That said, he's got 0SOG the past two games, that needs to be improved.