We need to make better passes and the defense has got to step up. If we do that we will succeed.
If fairy tales have taught humanity something, it's that the team must come out of the gate playing to the best of every player's ability and as a team in unison, reaching their full potential and finally being in touch with their true strength from within and all the magical qualities that makes a team successful and consistent like hard work and some other magical things.
I'd like that a lot. A win that erases the foul memories of the first two and not just a win because we escaped with it.
really happy to see the new lines and hope that something similar at least goes through. i think the way they were in games 1 and 2 were just asking for failure. gaborik needs somebody taking attention away from him to play his game. nash does not. richards warrants way more attention from the defense than stepan.
personally in an ideal scenario i'd want to see:
hagelin(in puck chase form)/richards/gaborik
hagelin and richards just take so much more attention from gabby and allow him the space to do what he does best. i think stepan will accent nash's play style in all the best ways while still freeing richards up to peel attention off of gaborik. i don't see kreider reaching his potential playing with boyle. throw him down there once he's confident defensively. we don't need the kid playing against #1 lines. as opposed to the current projected lineup --- you don't load the talent into one line and you add a little bit of defense w/ the all-star forwards.
for now torts has a great lineup set. if the lines go into the game like this we're going to have a good time.