i must say that the more and more i look at that third line the more i like it. I'm thinking schwartz breaks out tonight and all those people bashing him lately just eat there words. Schwart 1G and 2A, Tarasenko, 2G, and Bergie with 2A.
How has Redden been with Pietrangelo? Is that where he has played regularly so far? I'm asking mainly because of Cole's progress and it seems he doesn't get to play much with Redden around...
Yeah, Redden has been paired with Petro and has only came out of the team when he was ill last week. Personally, I think Cole has performed better than Redden and I can't say I'm very happy that Redden remains in the line-up tonight.
Love the Schwartz-Berglund-Tarasenko line. I'm disappointed to see Tarasenko and McDonald split up, because they work well together, but I feel good about the new line.
I'm also pumped to see the Schwartz-Berglund-Frank line. 2 strong puck cycles and a sniper. I really think Jaden and Frank are going to gel, I don't know why, just a hunch I guess. Jaden is one of those guys who can pull off the sneaky pass and Frank can get a shot off in a phone booth, could be a match made in heaven. Or it could be terrible. Stewart should always be with Mac. Stewy needs to play on a line that can score off the rush and Mac is probably the best puck rusher on this team.
I expect a bounce back game in a big way, Elliott steps up FINALLY and the Blues win 5-1
2g and 1a for Frank
1g and 2a for Schwartz
1g and 1a for Petro
4a for Shattendueces
I certainly wouldn't go that far. We have lost 6 even strength goals with Redden on the ice in his 5 games. Obviously he isn't solely to blame, but that has got to significantly improve.
He hasn't been bad, that is about all that can be said at this stage.
Agree. Redden hasn't been anything special. He's been ok but has issues. The Blues haven't fixed their problem with the top pairing, especially now that Pietrangelo has changed his game to try to be more like Erik Karlsson (offense-first, defense sometimes). They still need to fix that hole.
I really don't like the idea of splitting up Tarasenko and Mac. They have been SO good together. They really seem to have some chemistry. I will happily eat my words if Schwartz and Tarasenko hook up for a goal or two, but it just seems like a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" situation. The team needed fixing, no doubt. That line, though, has been by far our best.
Stewart bags 2 tonight. Tarasenko gets back on the scoresheet as him and Bergie go 1g and 1a. Hitchcock has an itchy trigger finger again and slides Sobotka up on the Tarasenko line. oshie backes and perron are shut out again. 4-2 W