given the fact that nichol is reputed as a hardnosed player, i think zids did okay.
Zids missed a big punch and Nichol finished him off. Nichol is almost like their Tootoo. Scrappy and small and a good fighter. Zids is a smooth, skilled Euro. He's probably the only one in the NHL who fights. I didn't expect him to win, but he didn't get off to a good start. It's ok because Tootoo beat Bell so damned badly I'm still grinning.
I can't wait to see full metal ninja or whoever kept harping that Tootoo backed away from Bell, continue his diatrabe. The fight tonight was comical in the one-sidedness.
Preds dominated. The PP was not bad, despite no goals......TONS of GREAT chances just not finish. Thibault was awesome tonight as was Legwands line. Just a wonderful effort in all areas of the game for the Preds!
Ya know, in a little over 3 minutes of ice time tonight Toots drew 2 penalties and smoked Bell. I think he was more effective in that span than Bombadir has been in the last week.
Hnidy didn't play bad though he was no rock. But hopefully the result forces Trotz to keep Bomber on the bench. I wish Hnidy had played better though. If he had, I think Trotz would have thought about subbing in Allison for York and moving Shane up to 2nd pair duties with the Hammer. Oh well, Bombardir and York are basically the same thing. Having only one on the ice sure helps things.