Yep, trying to get the crowd to these weekend afternoon games. Personally I still hate them, they remain the bane of my existance. Although that's mostly because I work 6:30am to 7:30pm on the weekends so there's no way I'd make it shy of a shootout going to round 2,759.
Good news is this one isn't blacked out on Gamecenter Live so I can watch it without having to find an atdhe feed.
Excellent shift by the 4th line (Kostopoulos - Sutter - LaRose). I really like that line and as much as I'd rather see Sutter on a higher line, if it works and Maurice gives them more than 5 minutes a game, it could be a good energy line for us that can add something. Maybe this will help LaRose get back to his roots and bring the energy we need from him every shift and game. As much as i'd like to see Sutter in Albany with the other kids, he's here and it looks like he's staying so I mise well stop my complaints on that issue. Atleast the kid is looking good and has looked to have made some nice strides in the past year - most notably in his offensive game, he seems much more confident in handling the puck and what to do when he has it. Also I like the way he jumps into the play. All in all i'm pretty happy with Sutter right now.
I can live with that 1st period. All lines seem to be rolling and focused. Can't get to far ahead of myself as i've said similar things in the past only for the team to blow it and be down a quick 2-0 or 3-0 before the 10 minute mark of the 2nd. All in all, good period and here's hoping we can play the next 40 like we played the first 20. If we do that, we have a chance.
At least when the other teams scores we're getting lit up by the likes of Kent Huskins, and Brad Staubitz.
Yeah I mean who wants to get lit up by a former top 15 pick when there's a guy that got drafted with a pick number over 10 times that and a guy that was never even drafted and is known mostly for fights?