When you watch Stone skate you begin to realize why he went in the 6th rd. He's a big guy with a long reach & sweet hands, but def. needs to work on his skating. He reminds me a lot of Dave Andreychuck tho.
- Beaulieu looks nervous, I bet he settles down after a while. I'm guessing this 7D situation makes it tougher to get a rhythm going.
- Gallagher's, hands, tenacity, smarts, lower body strength, shot, quickness... he's so much fun to watch. The one flaw I've noticed is his straight ahead speed. His first couple of steps are good, but he doesn't have breakaway speed after that.
- Bournival looks solid. Good speed and strength. He doesn't have the quickest hands, which I thought showed a little when battling on the boards.
Gallagher was definitely noticeable. Stone, Huberdeau, Schwartz, Jenner, Smith-Pelley all played well. D had its problems in the 2nd half and no one really stood out. Hamilton had one really bad giveaway, so he stood out on that play. Beaulieu managed to cover for him. Visentin was worrisome.
Fins D improved as the period went on. Offense was limited after the Grunland line, but they were beginning to get their game together.
Still, a game. Canada should've had two PPs in that period.
but seriously though, i like the fact that MB knows what his strengths are and he's working on those strengths. he's not a 100 point guy and he knows that. forechecks like a mother****ers that's for sure