They look terrific tonight - have dominated the game pretty much from the start, allowed few chances and are out-shooting the Admirals badly. And scored 4 goals, which is a nice change.
Tanev and Kassian in particular have looked excellent.
Kassian is very much in and out of the play today. He's had a few excellent shifts, but the rest he's not receiving passes, turning over the puck and not being physical. He needs to be more consistent.
Defensive zone: ok, lucky + Lack
Neutral zone (and breakouts): crap
Offensive zone: very good, sometimes a bit lucky
Thanks. Their breakouts and movement up ice were areas that looked much too disorganized for my liking in the last two games or so. Perhaps it's due to the lack of puck-moving ability on D - it could even be an issue all year.
Whatever system Arniel's trying to put in place, he better do it quick because the team can't keep relying on luck and Lack standing on his head to win, even though they have been sometimes unlucky with goals themselves.
I mean, I've already given up on the prospect of an NHL season this year so it'd be awesome to see the farm team go on a long playoff run. Would be huge for some of these guys' development. Not sure how long it usually takes AHL teams to gel but it should be soon...