Didnt watch the game today (Sid + Gonzaga game). How did Ashton look? From what I have seen hes starting to make some effective plays, did he continue to look more "in place" tonight?
How did the D play?
Keeping in perspective that we played Tampa, I thought Ashton looked great tonight. Really hustles, never gives up on a play. As for the defence, there were a couple plays where Reimer bailed them out, but for the most part the defensive coverage was tight. If this is a foreshadowing of how Carlyle's defensive system is going to look, then I'm on board.
...Just love watching Jake Gardiner skate. My good god, that kid is a beaut... what a polished, composed athlete. Its tough to believe he's a rookie...even with the odd bobble. Heres your cornerstone D man, gents. He's going to be an all star.