I HAVE to get this out. Dion Phaneuf is a god damn turnover machine. As soon as he touches the puck he flings it away and 75% of the time tonight it was right to opposing players. He chases like a dog in our zone, he just plays a **** game overall, he's a "moose on rollerskates". When his game is way ****ing off like it was tonight, Carlyle needs to limit his minutes.
I don't think this was a "we had three days off rust" this was a "we sucked." for forty minutes. Carlyle seriously woke this team up, but how they played in the third period is how they should play all game. It's sort of like they set this benchmark with the Montreal-Philly game, and then it's like they forgot how to do it period.
this is one of the rare games that we "had to win" to make a legit move in the standings, and we actually won. And once again - we win in regulation. No loser points
Kadri has to watch his turnovers...only really glaring flaw he hasn't gotten much better on.
You have to give him some leeway because he's so creative. He'll get it out but you don't want a player like him to dump it in all the time, you want him to carry the puck and he's going to carry it more often then anyone else on the team or at least be one of the top puck handlers when he's on the ice so from time to time he will turn it over.