I agree that he is hot and cold, but I have never seen these brilliant plays you talk about.
He's just a pansy with the puck. It's like he tries to look flashy for the fans and people watching on TV. Over stickhandles, exaggerates all his passes, etc. He throws his weight around nicely, and he demonstrated last season that he is a capable 3rd pairing defenseman, I just think he's been a bit lackluster this year.
there was 1 play tonight wher Woywitka got beat to his area, and Eminger came outta nowhere, flattened the guy, took the puck behind the net and made a perfect outlet pass.
I love plays like that...maybe brilliant isnt the right word...but id say he makes several great plays a game, and several WTF plays a game.
pretty well i guess...he seems to be a board player this year, and isnt much of a net presence like in years past. he was good at getting some dirty goals and second chance goals, right now hes just trying to play a grinders game. :-/
Giving AA and Del Zotto votes for big games and "Crusher" one for that epic goal celebration.
If you're referring to EC...yes, that was quite the celly. I thought the same of his shootout celebration. He's just like "eh, cool, whatever." I love it, he seems to be playing with confidence lately.
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It's good seeing those votes spread around seven guys fairly evenly.
Sounds like you are one among many of us who see this team getting their scoring spread out. The fact that Gaborik did not get (or merit) a 3 star selection tonight, and NYR still won, is a good sign. This is crazy good improvement, people stepping up, the load getting spread.
Some guys have still not really found their game, too.
The one glaring negative to this game (I thought Lundqvist was average) was the TOI distribution, which obviously was tilted by Sauer. 30:50 for Girardi in a 60 minute game with another game in 24 hours is too much, especially with Woywitka playing only 6 minutes all game.