1) Cochrane's only interesting point, if in fact MacKinnon is "troublesome", but I don't know how MacKinnon's Team Canada incident really compares to the Marchand deal. Cochrane makes it sound like the Moose need to add his "5 keys" to prevent the past repeating itself based on a situation where someone was brought in to help and it didn't help.
Was at the moose game lastnight. Looked solid without Drouin and Frk.
I wish Frk would simmer down a bit, He has the dirtiest shot of anyone Ive ever played with and putting him on the point is huge
Up front I was really impressed with Brent Andrews, thought he played really well on both sides of the puck.
On D, Gilly stood out as a ROCK, he was solid defensivly last year and willing to lay the body but I noticed lastnight he looks a lot more comfratable wheeling the puck through the neutral zone. He looked sound positionally and he threw the biggest hit of the game (which led to an all out head hunting spree by both teams for the ensuing minute-minute and a half)
I never thought Id say this but I really miss Travis Randell. I thought he was really underrated lastyear and was dissapointed he didnt get the letter, he said himself if he had to pick a captain for the team last year it would have been Critch, but its really a kick in the nuts to not even get a letter. he may not have put up incredible numbers but he was a rock defensively and obviously put his heart and soul into the organization. True leader and role player
Ciampini seems to have more energy/physicality this season. Scored 6 so far and looks like a better player.... Not great with the puck overall however, but improved...
He really worked on his skating this summer and he is beginning to use his huge frame to win position battles. He has been an infinite times better compared to the Ciampini of last season aside from his little streak to start the season.
Both him and MacKinnon have been on fire the past couple of games. I hope they can keep the ball rolling.
3-1 Moose mid second. Ciampini keeps rolling with 1 goal and 1 assist. MacKinnon and KA's 1st as well.
Wow, they have each been playing great hockey lately. I like how Ciampini played Wednesday in Halifax, when he uses his frame properly he is pretty dominant. Hopefully this instills some confidence into the guy.
Do you mean could he push Fucale? No. He'll start 15 or so games though and looks like he can hold the fort which is a step in the right direction. I don't know how many games he'll see against teams with winning records... But he'll be used in most "two-in-two's" where we play back to back weekend games.