Butler's having a monster of a game tonight. This game aside he's been pretty good the last few games. 4 goals on like 6 shots. Woof Tedenby has been on the ice for every goal against tonight. Not saying it's his fault though. Never saw them I'm just listening to the radio broadcast on the AHL website.
I liked the signing, but he was healthy scratch bad for the first month. He seemed to hit it off the post almost every other game early in the season, and one game he hit the post twice in OT, and then once in the shootout.
Even game aside he's been good lately. Time to beat the leaning tower of pads again Friday!
I'd love Whitney, and take him over Janssen or having to play Harrold as a forward. Butler has really outplayed Tedenby. Butler was just bad early in the year, and is now in a groove. Think he's got a good point streak going too. He wasn't playing as bad as it looked earlier, but was hitting the post a lot. Could have had a 4 more goals at least. Tedenby has just been inconsistent as ever. He was on the ice for every goal against tonight, and a team worst -3.
However I think it's fair to give him a shot with Josefson before I write him off completely. If we keep all the D men, and only have room for one of Tedenby, or Butler though I think Butler gets it no questions asked. That's if we have a season, and if the lockout ended relatively soon. Kowalski doesn't even have much faith in him from the looks of it.
With a condensed schedule looking the way it may, we'll be getting the albany team to bus their guys over to fill in for banged up bodies.
I don't think the games will be as bunched up as it seems. If it's starts mid January to the 20th it won't end until the 1st of May I think. 82 games in 25 weeks(This is taking out the week for all star break) is 3.28 games a week. 48 games in 15 weeks is 3.2 games a week. If I counted that right. No chance it's 48 games, and ends the second week of April like usual.
I assume the Devil's minor league franchise record (all-time).
I don't think it includes the River Rats.
Butler has actually been good lately the last few games. If the A Devs beat Nilsson on Friday I demand if the NHL team struggles to score on him again that we put the entire team on LTIR for the game except those who played in Albany, and then bring the rest up to play the game against the Isles!