Special Teams Power Play: 24 of 196, 12.2% [30th], 5 SHGA Penalty Kill: 30 of 203, 85.2% [6th], 1 SHG
David Backes, F [laceration above eye, game-time decision]
Ryan Johnson, F [bruised foot, game-time decision]
Martin Rucinsky, F [separated shoulder, IR]
Mike Johnson, F [shoulder surgery, IR - out for season]
Leading Scorers Henrik Sedin: 9-40-49, +17, 2 PPG, 2 GWG Daniel Sedin: 22-25-47, +12, 10 PPG, 5 GWG Markus Naslund: 16-22-38, +4, 6 PPG, 2 GWG Taylor Pyatt: 12-14-26, +6, 6 PPG, 1 GWG
When AM says "We need our best players to be our best players" I take that as "Our veterans need to be our best players". Since that isn't happening, why not bench a vet or 2 and let EJ and Perron play?
I didn't realize being a smartass was part of your moderator duties.
I didn't realize that Perron had a clause in his contract that guarantees he gets top-6 duty for every shift of every game. Of course, I didn't react to seeing Perron in the lineup tonight with, "Good so Perron is playing, just on the 4th line with King and Hinote" and then opine about Mayers getting to be a scorer tonight.
I prefer to let things actually unfold, instead of pulling a knee-jerk reaction because Murray didn't/doesn't do what I think he should do.
I just don't see the point in running a guy whose biggest flaws are apparently his need to get stronger and better defensively out there with King and Hinote as FSN had listed. That doesn't seem to be playing to his strengths in a fairly important game. I just don't see Perron being able to be much of a help right now if he's not on a scoring line.
I prefer to think for myself and be a bit passionate about certain things
Thank GOD Boyes finished that goal no matter how Brewer TRIED to deep six that power play. please please PLEASE keep him off the PP if he must play 5 on 5, fine but I want to cry whenever someone passes to Brewer or, god forbid, he brings it up the ice.