Now a 7 game road trip... this could be brutal. Thrashers could fall out of the top 8 in the next 2 weeks... All good things come to an end, unfortunately. We don't even know if this team can play a full 60 minutes every game like they did tonight. Expect us to get out shot by 50 on Wednesday.
Start whoever too. It doesn't matter, i was fooled into believing Hedberg was consistent. He sucked in his last 2 starts.
The game was the best full 60 minutes in a long, long time. We called the first Montreal goal as soon as Hainsey made a stupid lob off the glass to nobody. The second goal, he was losing a puck battle in the corner while Bogosian was off playing reindeer games.
Anderson had Bogo and Valabik paired together and Hainsey and Schubert paired together in the first period and we were playing great. For some stupid reason, he went back to #4 and #6 together to start the second and we couldn't get out of our zone until Hainsey's puff play. Those two shouldn't be on the ice at the same time anymore.
It seemed that every mistake we made, they capitalized on it. We hit 3 or 4 posts on power plays and Little missed ANOTHER empty net.
White is soft as his nickname Charmin. But given that Hainsey and White have been weak on a nightly basis, this was a great game by the team. Too bad there was a long break after our 3rd goal when Halak had skate issues. Then Little got tasered by our own player's slapper. Those 2 breaks right together destroyed our momentum.
Good loud crowd tonight. Hope the team keeps up that kind of play during the road trip...
PS...first time in a long time we saw guys hitting the ice to block shots and also the first time in a while that we heard board rattling checks. Also, good to see Kovy hustling tonight. He crashed the net a few times and even backchecked some.
White has to go. Anderson has to stop mixing lines in the middle of the game.. Bogo and Hainsey need to be permanitly seperated as dude above me said.
He tried to protect the lead on a PP only up 1 goal. Whether you bash me or not it's the truth. You don't mess up a PP by putting 2 defensemen on it just so the other team doesn't have a good chance at getting an odd man rush. That's called protecting the lead on a PP. Keep the original unit and we have a great chance at scoring and putting it away going up 2.
Oh well another loss is another step closer to John Anderson being fired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess there is a positive out of losing after all (:
We need to get the whole Kovalchuk situation fixed ASAP. Get back a young top 6 player, and someone to replace White. Send White to the AHL. At least Hainsey does something right one in a while. Posted via Mobile Device
white really needs to be scratched a game... put slater in his spot, he has earned it recently.
white needs to be traded or waived. He may not even fit in on the team, it seems from comments that "he's the CPA", and he's "pretty sensitive and you can't poke fun at him." Those may not be exact quotes, but in the silly in-house bits about best/worst dressers and other such stuff, those comments have come out.
With the team seeming to gravitate to two groups of "young guys" and "Russian guys" he just may not fit in anymore. Trade him for a big rugged third liner and move along.