Scott should not be playing tonight... as a Dman or Fwd. I'd take Bickel over him in either position ANY DAY. I'd also take Bickel over Eminger. Hopefully this Erixon kid is as good as y'all make him out to be. We gotta shut em down on defense like we were doing in December. Get it done, boys!
Will Torts follow his own advice concerning the 'Boyle line'. They have to get back to keeping it simple and not trying so hard to take up the offensive slack, cause they give up too much and can't recover. I wonder if he will manage this better and give the line what it deserves according to their play.
I still think Prust can be a dangerous player, and kind of hate seeing him lumped in with Boyle, who I like but with limits.
Forget about Prust, how about putting one of our most offensively creative players together with Rupp and friggin' Scott? Way to give Zuke a chance to prove himself, coach. Way to put Mitchell of all people on the 2nd line.
John Mitchell | Derek Stepan | Brandon Dubinsky
Ruslan Fedotenko | Brian Boyle | Brandon Prust
John Scott | Mike Rupp | Mats Zuccarello
BRUTAL bottom 3. Just horrendeus. It's like two 3rd lines and a bad 4th line. I don't expect any offense whatsoever from these, we are relying heavily on our top line now. We really, really need Callahan to play tonight to make at least the 2nd line somewhat respectable and hopefully push Scott out of the lineup again.
Zuccarello should be given a 2nd line chance more than both Dubinsky and Mitchell.
The way they are playing and if remain healthy with Donkey , Shrek , and Puss n Boots ( Letang) and probably the deepest scoring through 1-3 line and MAF playing solid I find it hard to see them even losing a game for remainder of season .
Too fast , too skilled and plenty of the Torts BIG 3 of JAM , SANDPAPER AND GRIND .
Pitt looks to be able to beat anyone at any game they play
Well, nobody understands Tortorella's obsession with certain things, like the minutes Boyle gets (and when he gets them) or even having Scott dressed. Against the Avalanche, against anyone?
No upside to Scott that I can see.