DSP, Vatanen and Etem in?! Great! Haven't been this excited since the season-opener. Wouldn't be surprised if the young guys won this game for us!
For me, excited would mean I have no idea what to expect tonight type of excitement. I would be surprised if one of the youngings won us the game because all this juggling makes it a little bit difficult to develop chemistry. Consistency lends to a calculated evaluation. A little tinkering is always expected. Injury replacements are also expected. Line juggling to line juggle just to push rookies could mean our veterans suck that bad.
I don't mind trying Ryan at center, I never thought he was bad in his first stint. But I'd preferred to give Rakell a shot first.
Vatanen needs a look so Lydman sits, no big deal. If Vatanen performs well for more than one game, Lydman will be the one on the trading block.
Edit: I'd also play 7 D, and scratch DSP.
I'm actually excited for tonight's lineup, I can't wait to see how Vatanen looks, and I still think Ryan has huge potential at center.
Anyone else feel the same?
actually yeah i do...i think with sammy, if you pull allen it jacks up the pairings unless you want to go lydman/fowler souray/beach sbisa/vatz, otherwise you change just about every pairing and i would much rather souray in...w/bobby i have always felt he should be a C (or maybe just we need him to be) but i think he can do it, and also teemu can take all the draws...he does the same thing on every F/O but it freaking works
no rakell , hopefully they are just saving him for the back end of the b2b
First time someone mentioned this. Everyone is so worked up about who's in tonight, when we play less than 24 hours later. We need some fresh legs for tomorrows game, and maybe Lydman and Rakell match up better against the queens than against the wild in BB's mind.
In honor of one of our longstanding favorite prospects having his first game tonight, I thought I'd take a break from ghosting the forums and actually post. Sami is my favorite Ducks prospect and has been since he was drafted. His attitude, his work ethic, his love of the Ducks, and his great potential despite his small(ish) stature have endeared him to most of us here the past few years. Tonight he gets to play his first game in the NHL alongside two of the Finnish greats. Seeing him finally suit up for our team is going to be a treat tonight regardless of how he performs.