3rd game of the year that I'll get to watch, last 2 that I SHOULD have had, FSN decided to bypass the Oilers game in E-town instead to catch both Cow-town games the very next night, mother*******!!! I hope to see Stortini out there tonight, sucks that my boy Roy gets a seat, but oh well, Staios in the line-up over Mathieu is better off for the team.
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Something to watch tonight: Jason Smith's breakout passes.
I can't tell you how frustrated I was watching the guy last night against San Jose. There were situations where he simply had to take a step out from behind the net and put the pass tape-to-tape to the winger but he'd just fire the puck around the boards. As a former left winger, I absolutely hate this play from a defenceman when other options are available.
Smith's struggles have been somewhat overblown by some but his inability to move the puck has been a definite concern for me.