At this point I've given up hope of the series win. I'm watching tonight's (and potentially the remainder) games with not a care in the world... but if Torts scratches Asham that's one of the biggest headscratchers this season & and I would legitimately be pissed off.
What a dumb move. I have absolutely no idea why he is being scratched... the guy has played with toughness, scored goals, and done everything you'd want from a 4th liner. Dumb.
Word. This has become a ****show. I'm honestly not as pumped for this game. It just seems the season is over, and the moves this morning/today put the nail in the coffin. However, with that, #nyrbelieve
No. Change nothing on offense. Newbury took a few bad penalties, you want to show confidence in him. He has fresh legs. He's got passion. Torts wants an "identity" on that 4th line? Newbury, Haley, Dorsett is a hell of an identity. 3 pests that will wear their heart on their sweater and give you 100% effort 100% of the time.
The only thing you can hope for is Stralman and/or Staal being able to play on Saturday. The defense is being held together by gum right now. As for taking out Newbury, no. Clowe needs to heal. Can't rush him again. Powe can't give same grit as Newbury but he's more experienced. I think you roll out with the same exact offensive roster as this game. Taking Newbury out for Clowe is only going back to Torts' safe is death theme. Play balls to the wall, Newbury will give more energy than Clowe who isn't 100% healthy or ready to play.
Just hope for Stralsy and or Staalsy.
No. If Clowe is healthy, he plays. Simple as that. Your not keeping a guy in the lineup who has 50 NHL games under his belt, then a good playoff performer and mean Sob in Clowe.