Hey, this GDT will give the Sharks one a run for its money! Which is saying a lot, because they always have AMAZING GDT's. Seriously they recently had a TMNT one that was freakin awesome!
Enough gushing about the opponents. This should be a great, hard fought game and after watching Jon Jay absolutely crap the bed tonight, I want some St.Louis on California revenge.
I have no idea how this game will end, but if the Blues don't clean up their sloppy dzone play, it could be a long night. As long as the Blues can clear their zone with some sort of speed and not get hemmed in, they should be able to score enough to win.
Petro and JBo might need to play 30 minutes a piece tomorrow, and give the other 2 pairs 15 minutes a piece and we should be OK.
Looking forward to see if Halak can continue his stellar play and I expect Stewart to score a goal. Him and Roy are starting to show some chemistry and I expect Roy will start setting Stewart up for some in the crease tap-ins. On a side note, I'm really impressed with Stewarts ability to set up plays with Roy. I don't know if its because he's actually playing with a "playmaker" but he has made some very nice plays to set up Roy for some golden scoring chances. It's a side of his game I haven't really seen much of over the past 2+ years, but it definitely is a welcomed surprise.
Maybe this would be a good game to start MPS and Cracknell, sit LaPierre and Morrow. Move Sobotka up to the second line and start MPS on the 4th and move him up if he earns it. The Blues will need all the speed they can muster, because this Sharks team is FAST.
Excited to see Hertl, although if he pulls some of that showboating garbage he might get ran, then we can finally call the Perron hit even