I have to give love to my man Eller, he was overshadowed by Prust being awesome and Galchenyuk getting that goal, but he had another fantastic game. He made some stupid plays but overall he was better than Plekanec (who was stuck matching up against Richards) tonight.
While I think his benching at the beginning of the season was harsh, Therrien seems to have known how to push him to pick up his physical play.
Absolutely, this guy is slowly becoming the player we were hoping. I really like our new line of Eller-Galchenyuk-Prust.
He definitely makes some bad decisions with the puck, and that's why it's right to question just what his upside is, but I hope we don't give up on the kid, he's been one of our best players during this winning streak.
Yep, that's his weakness for sure. But he's starting to learn to do the intangibles and his defensive play is getting impressive. He's developing a role for himself.
Was it me, or was the Cole line stuck in their zone for a large majority of their ice time? Every time they had the puck, they'd quickly lose it and it would quickly go back the other way. And stay there.
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I mostly agree, except for Subban's ice time. Markov is struggling at 23 minutes or so. I know he's tired but also think he's hurt.
Better to give those minutes to PK now and give Markov a break.
Pains me to say this, but he was off tonight for sure. He made some really questionable first passes. Not something you hear in the same sentence as Markov too often. No secret why the PP is struggling too.