Impressions so far - Beaulieu looks special , Leblanc is simply fantastic (minus a few passes he has that looked more like a wrist shot), Tinordi is a big clumsy girly boy , goalie stinks, #40 can't shoot and Stortini is a bully
unnecessary hit, but don't think it warranted a 5min major.
Kadri was slashing one of the Bulldogs unnecessarily, Kadri should be thanking Stortini for helping get him ready for the pros. If that had been Lucic instead of Stortini, Kadri wouldn't of got up so quickly.
Sportsnet commentators were saying Kadri was chirping the officials for a non call just a min before the hit. Kadri goes down like Scott Stevens just tried to take his head off. I don't like Stortini but Kadri sold that nicely too.
They should suspend Stortini for the rest of the season.
Hopefully Dogs can score a goal and perhaps sign people to replace Stortini and Chaput's icetime with good offensive ability. Dogs aren't OKC where their entire top end offensive future in on the team. Pretty obvious they need an AHL star to stimulate some offense...no offense to Chaput who's worked pretty hard but he's not going to carry a team.
Granted, this doesn't mean stack the team up with so many career AHLers like the Marlies. Just having that one good AHL forward who can provide a little leadership and advice to Gallagher/Holland/Bournival/etc would suffice.