I like Mike Kostka and not a doubt in my mind that he is an NHLer, but he's a 6th or 7th guy, he isn't a top 4 defenseman, he doesnt have the foot speed to be an average puck moving defenseman, and doesn't have the strength or speed to be sufficient in his own zone. I want Gardiner from in on out. While Gardiner has his faults in the defensive zone, we all saw the boston game where he prevented the goal in over time because he has an active stick, hockey sense, and speed. Kostka needs to keep working on the foot speed and try again next camp, but it isn't cutting it this season.
Yea referees were bad but that doesn't excuse our boys not finishing all those chances. Kessel had some chance but he should've had some goals there too. He's gotta get out of his goal scoring funk, even though he's racking up points. Could've used those goals more than setups.
Yes I'm mad but not worried. Kotska and refs won the game for flyers
I know he is the whipping boy around here, and he did make a bad play, but Gunnar and Phaneuf made some bad plays too that resulted in goals, heck Liles backhands a puck at the blue line that was picked off. The entire D had their faults tonight.
Colborne might have been the difference maker tonight, at this point there is nothing to lose because Grabo for me it is a broken record isn't making a difference for our team. He's just taking up space now from someone that could.