A lot of you need to take a step back and stop hoping for us to fail so you can push your personal agendas until after we're actually out of it. Seriously, getting old. Why even watch this team if you just want them to fail so you can be right?
It's a defense mechanism.
I thought we played much better tonight than the last 2 games. There was a lot less flubbing passes in the neutral zone and more driving to the net. I still don't like that we collapse and give their pointmen so much time and space.
Also, Staal was great for not having played in 2 months. Already back to being one of our best defensemen at getting the puck out of the zone.
Moore is our best option for the point on the PP! He shoots heavy, low and on net unlike MDZ and Girardi! Glad to see Torts acknowledge that and play him on the first unit.
Caps fans (a lot of them) are a bunch of arrogant dbags. This series has been pretty even, I don't think the Capitals have played as well as their fans (hell, even our own fans) like to think. If Stepan, Nash, Callahan, Richards and MDZ can get their heads out of their ***** this is a whole different series going forward.
I'm waiting for Kershaw to tell us how Brassard was actually bad today despite his gorgeous 3 points, or how he will now suck after this. Or will he just ignore it. Either way, Kershaw would never give Brassard credit. It'll make him look bad.
Brassard was great, but he was almost a big time goat with that RIDICULOUS giveaway late in the game...you see that? yowza.
I predict the Gaborik trade (which I loved from the beginning), in retrospect, will be looked back on as another Sather victory. Brassard is bringing it, Dorsett can bring it from a variety of perspectives (it's only game 2 back for him), and John Moore is a top 4 D. Can't see how that isn't a win for the NYR, coupled with unloading a 7.5/mill contract. I liked Gaborik, but this adds great depth to the organization.
Asham has an NHL shot, there is a reason he was such a good scorer at the Junior level.
Its simply that the rest of his game is not conducive towards getting prime shooting opportunities on a frequent basis.
Honestly, a buddy of mine played a few pick up games at a local LI rink and Asham showed up one day. He was toying with everyone else on the ice and every shot he took was top corner. We watch but we really don't appreciate how good everyone in the NHL is, even typical 4th line guys.
Oh yeah and Brian Boyle was great. HAHA to the people who thought he would make us a worse team. Wins faceoffs and plays on the PK, that is what you expect out of Boyle. It's great when he's able to chip in offensively because it doesn't happen too often