Team should be able to build off the win in Vancouver, big game tonight, too. Should be a win...but "shoulds" are never a guarantee, especially with this team.
If they want to win, they have to be very aggressive tonight, because Calgary can be a somewhat passive team, given the coach they have and the type of play he stresses. Get a good start, open up a pressurized forecheck, and counterattack on neutral zone turnovers. If they can shutdown the Tanguay-Iginla pairing, they should be in the clear.
Is there no young, hungry, Whale that could better fill the role of a 4th line checker/grinder? c'mon .
EC has no heart and no balls. We need someone on that 4th line that is going to forecheck and cycle, and generally make life a pain for the defense. Call up Mitchell or something, the guy looked hungry in camp and outplayed EC for that roster spot. Plus, he's somewhat of a vet, so its not like you'd be calling up a youngster and giving them almost no icetime. EC should be a depth guy for injury to the Top-9, not being useless on the 4th line. Torts already uses our 4th line very sparingly. When they're out there they should at least be an effective energy line. Having EC there completely controverts that philosophy.
I don't see why Richards would be booed, but Erixon should and hopefully will be burned mercilessly.
Eh, I could see Richards being booed. Montreal still boos Danny Briere every time he touches the puck.
As for Erixon, he, in all honesty, deserves to booing he gets...glad to have him here, but the move he made was rather immature, IMO. Hopefully, he can learn from that and the upcoming game as an experience and use it to better himself for the future.
Originally Posted by Shankapotamus
All that aside, I always look forward to games against Eastern Conference O6 teams, should be a good game. Hopefully the Flames don't see the same Lundqvist that the Canucks did.
I look forward to Western Canadian games, myself, never get to see these teams. Well, aside from the 9:30-10:30 start time when I have to get up for school in the morning. Heh.
Originally Posted by 94now
Who's in net? Shouldn't Biron play as per previous Torts comments?
Would be nice for Biron to get a start, although, I could see Tortorella riding Henrik's current "hotstreak".
Originally Posted by Ashasx
Looks like Karlsson is in net so all you guys need is 10 shots and you'll score 5 goals.
Hm, I thought Karlsson was doing well for you guys.