Coach Noel: Importance of tonight. Status of Enstrom (not in the game). What he is looking for from Postma (if he goes in). Keeping focus on tonight’s game. Is it do or die tonight? What does he play Enstrom with Byfuglien? Clitsome’s game.
I will be in attendance tonight with the wife (she makes an appearance) and some good friends and I am really looking forward to it. My wishes are for a great effort and a win because at this point in the season hope still springs eternal as long as we don't lose and I do like our schedule right now. I have not given up on a playoff spot and so tonight represents a poor man's playoff game.
I am also strangely feeling like we might see our first Jets Hattie
I am also looking forward to watching Jonathan Huberdeau play live. Ok I have to come clean here......I am pretty surprised how well Hubs transitioned into the NHL?? When I watched him at the WJC I felt he was prone to over handle the puck and not make the quick smart plays. I just didn't think he would jump in and put up good numbers right away? I guess I chunked that one into the woods big time. I always felt he had a pretty dynamic skill set but was missing a chip. Good for Hubs he seems like a good kid and I know he and Scheif are close friends.
Just a warning here gang Florida is 6-4 in their last 10 games and we are 4-6 so once again we might not want to assume the sale
Random stat factoids:
*with Welly's point streak, he has passed Burmistrov for 5th in pts/min, and now has popped ahead for fourth in g/min (originally tie was Welly, Burmi, Joki, Mittnens)
*FLA is a fenwick positive team but has the leagues worst 5v5 sh% and the 4th worst 5v5 sv%