- Hall has been average but he still produces at PPG
- Petry has been rock solid
- Nick Schultz has been 10 times the player that he was one year ago
- Belov was great pick up
- Gordon is a warrior
- Marcobello has been the biggest surprise
- Love the amount of blocked shots and hits
- Hemsky has been great
I don't own season tickets!
We're winning face-offs
Our 5 on 5 has been pretty good.
Our special teams play can only get better.
Our goaltending can only get better.
We've got so many forwards that we could afford to trade 2 top 6 forwards.
5 on 5 scoring... eventually we will get our pp back to normal with all the skill we have and we will be a top scoring team.
Nurse looks great in the minors and looked great here he adresses all the problems on our d a good break out pass and is mean enough to move people from in front of our net.
The biggest positive that I can see is that our 5 on 5 play has improved significantly. That is huge. If our special teams can get to where they were last season, or better, this team is going to win significantly more hockey games.
I'm a bigger supporter of Eakins now than I was at the beginning of the season. As a fan, I'm buying in to what he's trying to accomplish. He's got a long-term vision for the team, and he's the most determined coach that I've seen in a long while. He's taking the shortest route possible toward this team's success, but he isn't taking any short cuts either.
I also think that we have a GM who knows the score, and he doesn't seem prepared to do anything stupid, which is a relief to me. I think that he would trade anyone from our line up, don't get me wrong, but I also don't foresee him making any foolish trades. A reactionary move that saw us on the losing side of a major deal would be a huge step backwards as a franchise, so I'm glad that our GM seems prepared to wait until he can get full value in return for any of our star young players. I really think that we are only a couple of trades away from becoming a competitive team right now, but it has to be the right one or two trades.
It's hard to watch sometimes (much of the time, actually), but staying the course is important. I do see a light at the end of the tunnel here, and, like other fans on here, I can't wait to be basking in the warm glow of that light for years to come!