Well this should be interesting to say the least. I'm calling Cody with a multi point night. With Booth and Hansen on his wings he should have a lot of space to work out there. I see this game going to OT where AV will finally let the Sedins play together. They will come out on fire and end it one minute in.
Don't worry, we haven't been getting many PP's lately and when we do, our PP hasn't been very good.
Over the last month our PP% has fallen something like 2.5 %point. And if we had gotten more PPs it would only have been lower. Just shows how great it was before, when we can go a month with an abysmal PP and still have the 'best' in the league.
How else to explain a Tony Gallagher column complimenting Alain Vigneault - Gallagher: Kudos to Vigneault for giving Sedins the day off
As a scribbler who often throws brickbats in the direction of Alain Vigneault, you have to give credit where it’s due. Or at least when the effort is there.
In dealing with this non-slump – that really is a pretty significant slump, if you worry about “the process,” which Vigneault always claims to be doing — giving the Sedins an extra day off on Monday seemed to be absolutely the right thing to do. That way, in terms of the possible causes of their current drought, Vigneault is doing the most he can to eliminate one of the most likely causes: fatigue.
Honestly, I'm looking forward to seeing what this will do to Henrik.
I still remember how assertive he was back when Daniel was sidelined. Instead of relying on his brother to get to those scoring areas, he'd go there himself. He simplified his game because he couldn't rely on his teammates to take those area passes he makes almost automatically with his brother. He didn't try passing through guys like he can with his brother.
It just seems like that (annual) time of the year to get the Sedins out of their comfort zone and refocus. For now, I'm all for it.