This is a really hard group to get a read on. They blow a late lead against a perennial bottom feeder almost completely devoid of talent, then come out and absolutely whip two of the better teams in the West. I just...
Whatever man, I'll take it. I still don't think this team is a contender, but hey, who knows; get hot at the right, I suppose anything is possible.
Kind of puzzled by the amount of love Andersson's getting.
He scored the 7th and 8th goals in an 8-3 win after everyone had basically stopped trying. I mean, that's cool and all, but his goals had absolutely no impact on the result of the game.
Z pots the game-winner and adds assists on the game-tying goal and the 5-3 goal. Pavel gets 2 assists when the game is still in doubt, wins 10 of 14 draws, and can't get any love in the poll.
Did people just look at the box score and see the 2 goals? Is this another case of people voting for the new guy because hey look, shiny!
As much as I hate Cleary, he had a better game than Andersson.
Here's a minor-leaguer that gets a call up, looks really shaky in his first few games, gets the chance to stay in the line up a lot longer than anyone thought, listens to his coaches, keeps plugging away with limited ice time, goes to the tough spots on the ice, improves game after game...
... and gets two goals in one game. It's a nice little story.
If getting the stars in a game absolutely right gets us closer to the Stanley Cup, I'd care. It doesn't, so I don't.