I thought this was a good game for evaluating. There were many factors to this game. They were short handed at least 9 times and what.. at least two 5 on 3's against. The PK looked sharp. The PP only seen the light three times and looked rusty.
Penner was by far the best player out there followed by JFJ then Brule and Comrie.
I liked Brule's game tonight, he had tons of hustle and energy.
. He was also very weak on the puck, the play ended with him on too many occasions. Horcoff looked ugly as all hell. Coughed the puck-up too often, along with having many of his passes intercepted
Worst player was Horcoff followed by Struds.
Hemsky didnt play bad, he just didnt play good.. basically a no show.
This is obviously a PS game along with new coaching staff so it will be expected for the first few games to look raw. The players need a few good games to get use to the new system. They have been stuck with the same system for 9 years and will take a few games for quinn to break their habits.
The thing that drove me (nuts) was that JFJ was clearing room for HemHork and they did not take advantage of it at all
Missed the game, sounds like a few guys did themselves some good. I like that they're playing Schremp down the middle next game, I however don't like his linemates. It could mean that they are auditioning him for a 4th line center/PP specialist role. At this rate I'd be fine with him being a pop corn vender for the Oil as long as he's part of the team and I don't have to go to the Leaf's board.