McGinn skates as lot better than he gets credit for, and he has better hands too. That was a very skilled play.
Raffl just looked like an NHL player to me. His speed was noticeable and so was his compete level.
The other thing about that game was how great Brayden Schenn looked at C again. I'm rethinking whether it's wise to make a LW out of him when he played so well down the stretch last year at C and then again vs. Detroit.
I agree about Schenn.....I don't like him at wing at all. His game is more suited at C where he gets to roam and use his physical play to create havoc.
Hartnell G Vinnny
McGinn Schenn Voracek
Read Couts Simmonds
Talbot Hall Rinaldo
1 grinder on each line
The "grinders" aren't really playing like grinders though. Hartnell and Simmonds aren't crashing the net like they used to and aren't working as hard along the boards (especially Hartnell). McGinn is playing a hard-nosed game and that's why he has 3 goals.