1) team D seems to have improved significantly and osgood has stopped letting in weak goals in the first period, allowing the rest of the team to settle in
2) the one that excites me more, is the chemistry eaves and helm are developing together. I see our future next generation maltby and draper in these two (with the potential for more offense to boot), and with Draper on the wing he seems to be very effective again and if he can help mentor Helm and Eaves into becoming the next generation grind line, worth every penny that Holland gave him on that last extension.
Hopefully we can bring this same type of game against Toronto. If we come oiut ****** against such a ****** team I will very very disappointed,
the negatives for me
1) Cleary does not seem to be effective much at all these past 4-5 games, and seems noticeably slower from the past 2 seasons. Williams hasn't been much better either, and I think its limiting Zetterberg's effectiveness. When Flip gets back I think we put the ZDH line back together possibly, but since Dats Bert and Homer overall are doing pretty decent, maybe put Flip with Z and get one of those two off the wing with Z. Might even be interesting to let Flip be centre since he loves to pass anyways and have Zetterberg return to being a sniper
i like this team. they've beaten calgary, boston, vancouver, and san jose in 4 out of 5 games without franzen or filpulla.
True, but with the exception of Calgary, you're talking about teams missing the likes of Sedin, Blake, Setoguchi, Pavelski, Savard, and Lucic among others. Still, I'm happy to see the team playing such good defense of late, regardless of the opponent.