I think Nic has looked okay out there. He's been aggressive in taking out players in the slot.
Now I have a mental image of Kariya with a Pinocchio nose and a drool-saturated beard. Thanks, Booger.
Sammy shooting the puck is like Sauer fighting. It just should not happen. Three shots on one shift. I say "shots" and not "shots on goal" because none of them came anywhere near the net.
It's like two magnets that are charged differently. The puck does whatever it can to get away from the opposing net. I'm waiting for his slapshot with a wide-open net that inexplicably flies the opposite way. I know it's coming.
Honestly, I didn't think it was that bad, guys. We were lucky to get the point, as we dodged several bullets throughout the game, but the team never gave up. The effort was there.
Don't judge the team by the record. Minnesota played very well tonight, and I'm sure they're kicking themselves for not getting two. I think they would have beat 75% of the teams in the league with tonight's performance. I think it was as good a game as we've played on this streak, keeping in mind that we seem to have gone brain-dead for stretches at a time in EVERY game.
I honestly think we're on the verge of turning the corner. I hope Babs keeps these line combos together. I see chemistry developing on all of them. And I rarely make predictions, but I have good feelings about Columbus and Detroit right now.
Look on the bright side. We're RIGHT there. We can't finish anybody, but nobody can finish us either, right?
it was a boring game ill tell you that...we should of won that game 1-0..that was a bad goal by giguere,i duno what he was doing...fedorov looked good IMO and johnson had some jumped as well and i thought we did really well on cycling the puck along the boards and creating that goal
I don't think it was a very good effort at all. The 3rd period was great - a nice change from the recent trend - but overall I thought we were getting beaten badly to every single loose puck. I mean it wasn't even close.
The Pahlsson line still looks good and Fedorov played a good game, so it's not like there was no offensive pressure. But the power play is letting us down.
This team needs to get blown out, 6 or 7 to nothing before they start really playing. I think as long as they keep getting rewarded for these incomplete efforts they're going to remain complacent.
2035 I have a hard time blaming Giguere for the tie; he made some amazing stops on breakaways, and on shots that normally would have created huge rebounds or been in the net. He did look bad on the Walz goal, but you can still reasonably expect to win when you only allow one goal.
oh yeah he was great after the first goal and making key saves but i was just saying what was he thinking on the first goal..he denied gabs again on the breakaway just like in the playoffs but afther the first goal,he was great..