Happy with the playoffs thus far, and I know this has been discussed, but what is wrong with Michalek? Is there any confirmation that it is in fact an injury or is that purely speculation? He has been invisible. You wouldn't even know he was on the ice without the announcers casually bringing up his name. Hes playing with no fire and when I do see him he is barely moving at all. It's sad, I actually like him as a player and when he plays with passion, he can be an effective player.
He's a player that other teams have to worry about, and he is always matched up against the other team's top D. Even if he isn't his best because of the linger knee trouble he still makes life easier on the younger players on the second and third lines.
Hopefully a week of rest will do his knee some good.
I'm one of his biggest detractors on this board I'd think
He had a solid game 5, real strong effort
He still sort of sucks offensively but we'll see if he can muster up anything in Round 2, I'm not expecting much to be honest. If he can play like he did tonight he'll be an asset rather than a blackhole.
I'll worry about individual performances when we aren't winning. As long as guys are scoring, the guys who aren't can work things out. Obviously it'd be great if he could pick it up, especially against the Penguins, but I'm not worried right now.