This team showed a lot of resilience last game, going down 3-1 early and battling back was a pretty big accomplishment. Lets see if the Poni/Zajac/Kovy line can keep it going after they had a sensational game last night. Also looking forward to seeing how Tallinder plays after sitting for so long. Moose always gives us a chance to win as well.
ya but faynes the young kid on the block not named larsson so he will sit for a few
Plus they don't want Larsson to play the PP this year, Pete said he put too much on his plate last year and probably will let him play at just even strength this year before giving him more ST minutes later in the season or next year.
So you can't really bench Zidlicky unless you're putting Harrold in since he's the only other PP QB besides Greene. Volch should be the one to sit since the PK's gone to **** again but he's not.
ok i am the devils defense critic. in my opinion as long as you stay with assignments stop a pass, take a stick, or a body(and not two people taking one person) try not to screen your goaltender, dont take any penalties, (except when needed), your first paass out of the defense zone make with your head up, you will not see a post from me.
I dont have much to say on the offense side, i just wish we could establish a good 4th line(we are going to need it like last year) , stay onsides a little better, dont make that extra pass unless you are at least 51% sure it is and easy goal. Work the boards, forecheck when needed, backcheck if you can, save your energy as our 4th line is not established. Dont show them the same game all the time, yesterday wide open offense we looked pretty good, we dont always have to play the wait for mistake game. Give them different looks sometimes and switch it up so a coach doesnt learn how to play you(side not what are we going to do when Zubrus is back, who going to the 4th?)
Yeah he's not the best defensive defence-man out there but Zids' here because of his offensive upside, which is fine. Seriously guys you're basically asking him to play like an all-around elite player. And only a handful of defence-man around the league can do that.
I don't know if there are 15/20 D in the league who have the creativity of Zids offensively. I am by no means saying that he is a bonafide first pairing guy but as a #3/4 on our team which is full of good two way guys, we need his offensive upside.
Damn why Fayne? I've been liking his play. The only really bad play I noticed was the turnover leading to the Read goal. But the play which lead to the Zajac goal was a superb example of how to play defense. And Zids has been consistently worse. I honestly think Zids had a pretty good game last night though. But whatever. At least Tallinder doesn't suck.