Started off very choppy, but the buds really took off after the Kessel goal. We still have a few things to upgrade, but I haven't been this optimistic about the organization since before the previous lockout.
Plus, we still have plenty of young prospects to look forward to/move out for those upgrades.
Scrivens amazing. He probably feels no pressure with who's starting with reimer out and is playing like a boss. Looks like we have 2 solid goalies.
He shouldn't, Leafs no longer have any depth in the minors, Rynnas hasn't been good, Owuya is now backing up the new goalie McIntyre for the Marlies.
Also, Caryle's system has to help. Goalies tend to look much better in his system, Hiller, Bryzgalov, Giguere... etc.
I think this is a big reason why Goalies trade values are lower recently, it's much harder to gauge their ability these days. Toskala looked great in San Jose, atrocious elsewhere.
When are we gonna see the time when Goalies are elite players on teams again? The Roy's, Brodeurs, Haseks, Josephs. Quick was sensational in the playoffs, but hasn't been great since, same goes for Caps goalie, Braden Holtby.
Not the best start, but Scrivens was outstanding! Kessel's goal was a beaut, and Kadri continues to do his thing. Great game for him. Glad Mac potted one as well. Grabo looked livelier at times, I thought, but he's not earning his paycheque.
Edit: Forgot the D. All were great, but Gunnar looked rusty.