I think you might be in for a surprise.
I expect White-Prust-Moen/Armstrong to bring it hard thursday. Therrien is a huge fan of intensity. During the season, things might have been unimpressive, but in Game 1 of the Playoffs at home, the team will be pumped and very combative imo. They won't be like the Blues, but they won't be boring.
I am a doubting Thomas. I will believe it when I see it.
Habs fans, go watch the Blue-Kings game to see what a real fourth line is all about on the Blues side.
I know you aren't going to believe it, but our fourth line and theirs have similar defensive roles. They are certainly faster (helping them hit a ton, and actually get the puck that way) and tougher, but I'm pretty confident that's the top of bottom line direction we are heading in.
Reaves is definitely a better hockey player than I thought.
Originally Posted by MXD
Cracknell - Porter - Reaves can bang (and still be efficient) because they're all pretty good skaters.
Surprised to see the crowd pretty quiet in Chicago..
I'm so afraid we're going to get the same kind of boring game with the Sens. Wild play a similar game with a sleeper hold on the Hawks. That's why I hope you optimists are right and our 4th line will bring a spark to our game.
They're not lucky, their Conn Smythe winner of last year came up to play.
Yep...I said he moved way too much....but he's surely moving well too much...
But Blues are indeed missing a whole lot of opportunities. Just now, they did again. What a great showing by St.Louis. Not sure we've seen anything like that so far. And yet...it's still 1-0. How depressing could it be if the Kings score 1 soon....