Many thanks for the fans who visited the Devils board this series and especially tonight. I can't think of another time visitors from an opponent came on with such class and genuine comments with no incident.
I won't lie - I was scared the final 10 min of the 3rd period on... great series fellas and tremendous powerplay. I wish you could teach that.
"Devils just trap trap trap trap. Sure it's a modified trap different than LeMaire's but even with two forecheckers they have the defense sitting back with the third guy clogging up the middle of the ice." - explanation of how the Devils still employ the trap
On a positive note, Upshall doesn't look like he's a bad signing. He looked great in the playoffs. Jovo looked really good too. It will be interesting to see what happens with Versteeg and Kulikov. Keeping with the positive theme of this post. I think Versteeg is being asked to do too much. He needs to be a second line winger. Kulikov will hopefully regain his jump and composure because he was terrible. Quite possibly the worst I've ever seen him in a Panther's uniform.
Stayed until the bitter end to give the guys one last cheer for the season. What a heart wrenching defeat. Kulikov had more turnovers then I can count. He continually would get the puck behind the net and just throw it around the boards right to NJ. Don't know if his knee is still hurting and he's afraid to get hit or what. Gud's was doing the same thing in the beginning of the year but learned how much time he had and got better with it hope Kuli figures it out. It was fun getting to finally watch playoff hockey. That game was so nerve wracking I can't imagine what a Stanley Cup final game 7 would be like. Oh well we finally have some real hope as panthers fans can't wait to see if some of the kids make it next year.