Kinda sucks for Stalberg because in a way, he'll be compared to Bickell alot this summer, and speaking of him.. is usually very solid in the playoffs where it counts. (also takes less dumb penalties surprisingly, and if he isn't scoring, still impacts the game in the playoffs with his grit)
From 10-13 playoffs his numbers: 16 GP 7 G (2 GW), 3 A, 10 P, 4 PIM
Stalbergs from the same time frame: 18 GP 1 G (0 GW), 3 A, 4 P, 15 PIM
Still though, hesitant to give anyone a contract with motivation issues. And it's still early in the playoffs, so hopefully Stalberg turns it around. But he might be costing himself some $ on his numbers so far (could be a good or bad thing if Hawks wanna keep him or not)
Stalberg's been meh, but I didn't think Saad had a poor 1st round. He was noticeable in games 2 and 3, without scoring, and obviously got on the board with an assist in game 5. Also lifted Suter's stick on a dump-in, which created Hossa's opening goal.
Emery likely will start on the bench as Corey Crawford's backup, so Bolland's presence in the forward group will make the biggest initial splash. He's played center on the second line almost exclusively this season -- a break from his previous spot as a shut-down center on the third line -- but at practice Saturday he was back on the third line.
Andrew Shaw, who has been centering that line all season and in the first-round series against the Wild, was shifted to right wing on that line, with Bryan Bickell on the left side. That left Michal Handzus centering the second line, between Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane.