Three players met the team in Chicago today... The Pirates will finish their exit interviews and another 10 players plus the coaching staff are going to Phoenix on Thursday. All of them will be available to play, if needed.
No one is letting out the details of our injured players right now. The main one of course is Smith. We need him badly.
The players seem very confident and unphased in the interviews -they seem very loose and this is a good thing IMO.
This presents opportunities for call ups or grinders to step up and be playoff heroes. This is what the playoffs are all about.
We will have to go with whomever we have available and get it done! Go Yotes!
One game, one period, one shift......that's the key. Obviously Smith most critical and Marty second. Hate to lose Korpi but one of the 3 don't play clearly i hope it's him. Worst case?:
Given the way a lot of the other forwards have been playing in this series I'd hate to lose Korpi just as much as Hanzal at this point. He's one of the only guys consistently taking it to the Chicago defense instead of constantly back pedaling and making dumb passes.