O_o I didn't get that impression from Sutter at all. If he didn't like Toffoli, we would have seen Nolan tonight.
Wouldn't be surprised to see Nolan in next game. He was taking Toffoli off the Carter-Richards line a lot and put Penner instead.
On whether it was a good feeling watching Tyler Toffoli score his first goal:
“I’m sure it is for him. He scored his first goal.”
On his thoughts on Toffoli’s first goal:
“I put him on the ice on the power play. He should come and thank me.”
On his assessment of Toffoli’s first two games:
“I did it to try and get Richie and Jeff going again., It’s good to see Jeff skating better tonight, and Richie’s good at the detail part of it. The way Phoenix moved their lines around, quite honest, I thought about moving ours around too, and if that’d been the case, then he probably wouldn’t have played.”
Look at that last quote. I think that was the case tonight but it just seems like management has been pushing Toffoli onto Sutter more than Sutter wants him to play. I guess we'll see how things pan out but I feel like TT doesn't get alot of credit from Sutter and doesn't really a chance to play. He only played 12 minutes and I understand that he's a rookie but he doesn't make mistakes and he belongs with the big boys.
He took a stupid penalty in the 3rd and I don't think he saw the ice after that.
-I hate the Coyotes, definitely my rival of choice.
-Great game by Bernier
-Congrats to Drew on goal #1.
-Our fans really pissed me off with all the ref ****, when we were getting the benefit of the doubt in a lot of situations. Both teams were at fault in the game tonight, some of you guys need to put down the purple colored glasses sometimes.
-Oh and by the way, Torres isn't a piece of garbage for what happened at the end of the game (he is for the Hossa hit). Just few crosschecks (THAT DREW STARTED) that ended up with a few punches tossed by each player. Not a big deal guys.
Sorry but I'm calling bs. There was a bunch of crap that the yotes hot away with. And yes, torres was a piece of ****.
I know bernier played great but quick did get a shutout last night. If you guys want to go far again in the playoffs I think you need quick to gain his confidence back and play up to his potential again. He's a top 3 goalie in the league when he is on his game. I think Quick has to get the next start or his confidence could take a hit. Just my opinion though
The game got fierce for a kid in his 3rd NHL game. It's not like Toffoli is one of those **** disturbers, or third line grinder. It would be different if he was a Clifford type, but he's not. If things got too stupid, you don't want Toffoli out there in a scrum with his hands on the wrong guy.
We allowed 42 shots on goal and came away with a win. THAT is a good thing and lucky too. We definitely need to do a much better job then that if we want the cup.
That said, what a bunch of garbage Doan is. Of course he is talented enough to score goals but the rest of his tired nonsense is so pathetic that it negates anything he could possibly bring to the table.
Good game but we can do a better job at team defence for certain.
Credit the dirt dogs for trying but as always, they just aren't good enough.