I just realized they have Sanderson on the 4th line? I don't buy it at all since he has been one of their better players. Sratch Kane and insert robataile and it make sit a lot better. I would also like to see Umberger moved back to center and take over the role of shut down type. He did it with the phantoms and di dit very well. Not sure we have the personal to have that type of line though:-Umberger-Kappenen. Right now this team as no direction as to what they want to be. Create the lines and let them play for more than 3 shifts before you break them up. I would put:
So apparently it's been 8 straight regular season losses to Tampa Bay.
The last win against them would have been game 6 of the ECF in 2004, and the last regular season win I guess would be sometime in the 2002-2003 season.
yes, they've owned us. game 6 remains one of the better "i was there" moments in my life.
i'm baffled about Sanderson on the 4th line. let Kapanen center that line (he's done it before) and i liked the seeming chemistry between Sanderson and Richards. as i've said before, the back-up scorers have been getting chances, just not burying 'em.
i'm sorta shocked about Meyer, i thought he looked like he was getting more comfortable carrying the puck and whatnot.
They visited with Richards, who told them that his comments the other night were from the heart. He told them that he cares about this team, and he wants to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.