Probably much better ice surfaces in the QMJHL ? (not as many ruts or issues with ice conditioning). We've had numerous complaints about the ice quality at the HOP. <-- "Home Of the Predators" or that unnamed building on Broadway or the good ole, Nashville Arena.
The ice looked like it reacted pretty well to the use
last Saturday. As the ice is used more it will hold up better. The temp and humidity have a major affect on the ice at the HOP since there is no dehumidification system. Last Saturday the weather was actually favorable to good ice conditions. As to the ice in New York, they will always have poor ice because they are constantly taking the ice out and starting anew.
We know that Radulov is a sniper in the making, so my question is: why did Legwand always seem so hesitant to pass over to him.
Any puck that Radulov touched was one that he had dug out from somewhere, it seemed like no one was ever trying to set him up. Hartnell is not really a set up man, but it seemed like Leggy could have dished it over to him a little more than he did.