How exactly will Marty mentor a young goalie? His style is unique, he won't be able to teach it to anyone. And i would rather have a goalie prospect get 60+ starts in the AHL than have him sit behind Marty for 50-60 games. Bring back Moose and Marty for next season and hope either one of our current prospects works out or we will be able to sign a FA goalie like Smith or Elliot for cheap.
Wedgewood does play the puck pretty well. In the same way that Turco mentored Smith in that aspect of his game, Marty can help Wedge. Wedge plays a hybrid style too, but much more butterfly than Marty's.
DeBoer revealed today that getting Patrik Elias, who he has often said has “a coaching mind in the dressing room”, to believe in what he was preaching was one of the keys.
I've said this before, and I love when my thoughts turn out to be right, that Elias was the best/worst player in that locker room. I wonder how much of the team's past chemistry problems were related to whether Patty liked them or not... seriously. Everyone thought he was too outspoken, quiet, etc. but lo and behold...
Comin' from the Leaf board and have the utmost respect for you guys, and your team since they got John Madden 2 rings and brought the Cup to Barrie, Ontario. <3
How available is Zajac wiht Henrique palying this way? If Toronto manages to trade down (theoretically to Washington for 11 + 16 overall) and offers the 11th would New Jersey take it to add a good D prospect to beef up that corp? Or no? Untouchable? :3 Just curious. Keep up the playoff run you guys are awesome.
Absolutely untouchable. Even if Henrique maxed out his potential he's not even close to a Zajac replacement. Even if Josefson reaches his potential (which is higher than Henriques IMO), he's not a Zajac replacement.
Congrats on making it to the finals, good luck! Just wanted to ask about Adam Larsson. Is he injured? Curious why Peter Harrold is in the lineup instead of him. Appreciate it if someone could clear this up for me.
Larsson got some looks in the Philly series and he was solid. Even PDB said he wasn't coming out of the lineup due to his play. Harrold brings more speed to the table and the staff felt he was better suited for the NYR series.
He's not injured and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see him get a game or two in vs LA. Their forecheck is aggressive and they have size. Adam's calmness in the d-zone and exceptional and his first pass would be a great asset vs LA.