Laich has had a great series, anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves.
I think he struggled at first, but he's come on very impressively in the last two games. I was sure he was going to shoot it into Thomas' chest on the Johansson goal, but he really stepped up and passed it.
i'm staying the hell away from main board. i wasted a good couple hours debating backstrom crosscheck and rest of series with them. for a supposedly rugged, blue-collar team and fan base, there was a lot of damn whining. they also said games 5 & 6 would be blow-out wins for B's, due to us having 'poked the bear' w/ dirty play in game 3.
you think he will be easy to replace if mcphee lets him walk?
Sigh. You don't try to replace his skill set if you let him walk--that's nearly impossible. You try to replace his production with someone that'll give you a more consistent work ethic and physical game--which is much easier.