C'mon, leave Richards alone. At least he tried hard tonight.
i would argue that these guys all - even the apparently lethargic krieder - play hard every night. they make mistakes, mainly mental, but i'm sure they all go home tired. it's just that the best players play hard and smart every night. i have seen very few players really 'jake' it. though it does look like it sometimes.
Looks great to me. I would just switch Hagelin and Kreider, since I don't like the idea of Kreider and Miller on the same line...and I think that's a line that Torts would easily only play 5 minutes a game.
think torts says, 'i told the guys to loosen up an not worry so much about making mistakes. as long as they're giving the effort, i can live with some errors'. doubt it, but that would be nice to hear.
i'd prefer they leave miller as the 3rd line center and let him develop into the role.
Overall I think his play has been decent but we have to get consistent points from that 3rd line or at least better than what we've been putting up. Long term miller is a keeper but in the playoffs I'd prefer a proven vet.