I think we'll gradually see Kadri get more chances. Remember, Getzlaf and Perry started out on the 4th line under Carlyle...and they had to earn their way to the top line. They went from 4th liners to 3rd...to PP opportunities...to the 2nd line..etc...
I think we might be able to squeak in a win here, although I am realistically saying we are going to lose with Malkin unleased. Dion has shut him down in the past the problem is, if Malkin is covered Crosby can easily just take over the game, hopefully tomorrow he shows the rusty game he's been playing so far.
Today in practice, Kadri spent time with Kessel and Lupul on the PP.
I freakin' love Carlyle. He's a smart coach and I think he realizes Bozak on the PP is not the way to go. I like Bozak as a player and his route to the NHL but he just doesn't have the "it" factor on the PP. Almost as predictable as Kaberle was.
I don't think this line up with work with Mac on Kadri's wing TBH. I rather put Kulie there.
Normal Kulie, I'd say yes.
The Kulie that we've seen in the first two games so far, whose been responsible for a couple goals against I wouldn't. Although abnormal, Macs been better defensively so far. Gotta have someone to help insulate Kadri.
Gotta find a away to let Kulie and Grabo mesh so he can get his game back. Mac and Kadri might be able to find some chemistry... Although he can't generate his own offense, Mac's a decent finisher if you can get the puck to him.
1) an argument over Reimer or Scrivens starting? Scrivens had 3 GA in 120 minutes of play, that's a goal every 2 periods, plus he's making saves more than 92.5% of the time. If Carlyle yanked him now we'd be going back to the old pointless Ron Wilson goalie carousel, something that shouldn't be done to ANY goalies on any team. Scrivens is playing good, keep him in.
2) an argument over playing Kostka. He's got slow foot speed but there's a reason he's playing 27 minutes. Is he a top pairing d-man? No. But has he been deserving of this icetime so far this year? Yeah, or he wouldn't be getting it. Carlyle's not an idiot, he wouldn't give Kostka 27 minutes and put him on the 1st pairing if he thought he didn't deserve. This guy is an NHL coach, we're commenters on a site, give him some credit and trust he knows what he's doing with Kostka.