There must be something else to these injuries. We're losing players every game, this can't be a coincidence anymore.
I sometimes wonder the same thing. could it be the grinding style they play that wears them down? I also think other teams really lift there game/physical play against the pens which might have a impact.
I think Neal is always the best bet for the first goal. He's not affraid to shoot it and shoot it hard. I'd say Geno but he seems too intent on scoring only a highlight reel goal right now. Maybe he'll eventially score while flipping the puck in the air while he skates through 3 defenders but I'm not going to bank on it.
What I will bank on is that Sullivan will get hurt tonight because the hockey gods are hell bent on Sid never getting the opportunity to play beside any of the skilled wingers Shero picks for him. ( I know using the word skilled for Sully at this point might be scrutinized by many on this board but I've been happy with him so far)
My theory of why so many guys are getting hurt is that the new NHL has made it possible for fragile players to last a lot longer than they have in the past. The leagues becoming a bunch of Ferraris, small, light and fast but in the shop half the time getting tuned up. It used to be only tough guys were able to survive in this league. Like I said it's just one of my many theories.