I guess it's one game, but Handzus didn't look bad. I think he's okay so far this year.
I only saw the 2nd and 3rd (lucky me), but I also thought he didn't look bad. He seemed less slow, and was in good position several times. He also had PP time at one point which seemed odd, but maybe he's all better now.
Niemi: A+ = holy crap, is this Antti or his alternate dimension evil twin?
JT: B = Not his angry self, but still pretty good.
Stuart: B = Nothing spectacular but he looked solid and comfortable
Vlasic: A = Steady Eddy as usual.
Havlat: B+ = Looked just a little bit out of sync, but thats excuseable
Marleau: A = Two goals, hard to get on his case
Boyle: B = Again, looked a bit out of sorts, but not for lack of effort.
Pavelski: B- = Looked a little invisible tonight
Clowe: C+ = Better than last year, but still not right.
Couture: B+ = His line's success was mostly his doing
Burish: C = I really didnt notice him much.
Wingels: C = Every good shift seemed to be followed by a major mistake.
McLaren: C = Big improvement over his previous worthlessness, but still fairly worthless, bring on Gomez.
Galiardi: C+ = Lots of good work, no finish, hope that clears up soon.
Desjardins: B = Doing exactly what he's supposed to be doing out there.
Murray: C- = Sadly it looks like Murray is still behind the 8 ball.
Irwin: A = Kid looked like he belonged. It was pretty great to see a guy skating with Boyle that can actually keep up with him.
Braun: C+ = barely noticed him tonight. My bet is his hand is still a big problem. Plus Murray.
Honestly, couldn't ask for a much better first game of the season though.