Great game. Everyone played well for the most part. As much as I like Blunden, I can't wait for Gionta to come back and go with a real 4th line (especially since we are playing he 4th line a lot, so Moen will still get his minutes).
Can't help but think Kostitsyn with Pleks and Gionta would be a nice line to go with our other 6 offensive players.
Meh, I dunno. These blowouts when one goalie falls apart early don't mean much one way or the other. And the Habs didn't play too hot early on before they built the big lead.
Of course the story will be how Cunneyworth's scratches and lineup changes keyed this win, but I think we need to give it another game. This one was open bar. Nothing wrong with that, the Habs are owed a few games like this really, but that doesn't necessarily mean the club's turned the corner yet.
Still, a bunch of monkeys got shoved off backs, so there's that.
I agree with your theory on blowouts for the most part but Cunneyworth managed a good game IMO today. Instead of trying to over-balance ice time for "energy", he actually rewarded the most effective and hardest working players.
Of course it's easier to manage properly when the opposing goalies make your life easier, but I mostly agreed with his personnel use today.
Very encouraging game. Nice to see Cunney handle the young guys after sending them to the press box. One thing about JM that irked me is he never seemed to give guys a chance to prove themselves after they were in his dog house
Yes, I must say I like what I see from RC, especially how he uses Eller and Plek.
RC is basically challenging Eller: bench him and then give him the spotlight and see how he handles it. And great response from Eller.
Plek was overused with JM. Now, he's playing less SH and can spend more energy on offense. Nice treat from RC giving Plek the 5-on-3.
I agree with your theory on blowouts for the most part but Cunneyworth managed a good game IMO today.
Gonna have to look at the faceoff and shift charts to confirm that, but he kept Blunden under 8 minutes, despite the score which might have justified giving them more icetime. This is definitely a major improvement.
We'll have to see. He needs to take Emelin off the right side, though. Just go Emelin-Gorges and Kaberle-Subban already!
oh look what dave stubbs says. must be a know-nothing
habsinsideout1 Dave Stubbs
@Andy_Frank_news Tonight, absolutely. Look at who fought. Message delivered. LOUDLY
20 minutes ago
habsinsideout1 Dave Stubbs
Max showed #Habs teammates how to be engaged in the effort. Max is my fourth star tonight
22 minutes ago
habsinsideout1 Dave Stubbs Turning point tonight, IMO: @MaxPacioretty67 dropping his gloves for 2nd time in NHL career. That was HUGE
23 minutes ago
Good second and third period after a not that good first in wich we got lucky. Anderson against the habs outanking the sens.
Price with a very strong performance.
First 6 goals game of the season
Also, I wonder if Campoli can get us a third.
I liked Cunneyworth calling Lars and PK the future of the team in his interview. Maybe it's me but it doesn't seem to be the kind of thing we heard much from Martin.
[QUOTE=MathMan;41540685]Gonna have to look at the faceoff and shift charts to confirm that, but he kept Blunden under 8 minutes, despite the score which might have justified giving them more icetime. This is definitely a major improvement.
We'll have to see. He needs to take Emelin off the right side, though. Just go Emelin-Gorges and Kaberle-Subban already![/QUOTE