Garrett from the Vancouver feed talked about how Sutter felt he was over-playing Kopitar, Brown and Williams to the point they were tiring out. I've recently noticed they almost constantly, game in, game out, come in 4-5 minutes TOI over Richards and Carter, to-day being no exception. And, to boot, their average shift lengths are almost 10 seconds or better than the ex-Flyers. Last year, the TOI were much closer and I wonder why the change. I don't see it but are Carter and Richards playing that poorly or is there some other reason- maybe saving them for the play-offs. I'm stumped.
Yes, the Hawks are so great and hard to score on. That's why they gave up 6 goals to Colorado and 6 to Edmonton, that's why the Kings owned them in the third period the last time the Kings were in Chicago. Let's not act like they're unbeatable, not even close. That's a loser's mentality, one many of the teams they've played have taken on. The Kings don't have that.