Aside from obviously being very impressed with Chiasson and Oleksiak last night, Vause stood out to me as well. That set up to Smith as well as his own goal were slick plays, but he played very well overall.
That was a hell of a game to truly end the lockout on. So pumped for this afternoon.
As someone who doesn't have the time to keep up with the AHL, how long until Oleksiak joins the Dallas Stars?
I was extremely disappointed with Jordie Benn tonight. Almost cost us the game a couple time, and lost a goal single handedly.
He's probably ready now. It's up to the organization to decide he's gained enough experience.
He still has some rough moments though. In that past few games he's had several horrid turnovers at the offensive blue line. More often than not, he does the right thing with a ton of confidence though.
I didn't think that Benn was that terrible tonight outside of that one obvious blunder. Everyone on the back end made their mistakes tonight. I'd like to see him play a few more games before a decision is made on him, but if Rome is able to go tomorrow night they should probably sub him in.
This team is going to go nowhere if they don't trust their young and inexperienced players. They make up too much of our roster for the coaching staff to get down on them after a bad game or two. A major factor in the success of the team will be how well these guys can work through their struggles.