Nash Richards Gaborik is the best line we've had since Jagr Nylander Straka, but with the injuries to Kreider and Callahan we can't put all our eggs in one basket. I'd like to see these lines
Pyatt - Richards - Nash
Hagelin - Stepan - Gaborik
Ferriero - Boyle - Gilroy (don't shoot me)
Rupp - Halpren - Asham
And for God's sake, STAY OUT OF THE BOX. If we get into penalty trouble against this PP, we'll be annihilated.
I'm changing my position slightly:
These next 2 games are must wins. It'll probably take +/- 55 points to make the playoffs. If we lose in regulation these next 2 games, we'll have to be a .630+ team over the rest of our games to get to 55.
To put that into perspective, we'd need to be 1 of the top 5-7 teams in the league for the rest of the season to get to 55 points.
This has the feeling of a afternoon game...too bad it is not until 7 haha...
I am hoping the rangers come to play tonight because if they don't the lightning will surely blow em out!
I liked how Gilroy looked the other game on D, and torts gave him 10 minutes of ice time, while the other game he only gave bickel 1+ minute, I would analyze that as he is comfortable with Gilroy out there.