Great game by Moose. But this team needs something offensively. A new look, player...whatever. Just something. It's brutal to watch them offensively out there.
DeBoer needs to put Zajac back with Kovy. And we need another top 6/9 player, if not two. Losing Parise, Sykora and Poni and replace them with nothing but a bunch of borderline NHLers is not acceptable.
Butler was fine and backchecks well but he could be struggling with positioning. The defensive corps remains a real disappointment, once again unable to hold the blue line, Larsson and Volchenkov with their usual gaffe per game. Glad Fayne is back though. Kovalchuk's playing like he's 40 already.
I think Butler filled in quite nicely. Provides help on the PP, if we refuse to take our Barch and Double shift Kovy, then with Butler on that line its a threat comapred to Anderson or Tedenby there. We just need 1 more guy. If we can replace barch with a legit forward we can roll 4 lines in most games, and use Barch in physcial games.
But god, our defense needs time to settle and thats not going to happen until a trade is made. I couldnt imagine going day by day not knowing if today is the day that your going to be sitting. No chance to build confidence with your partner, and no chance to gain confidence in your play.