Seriously? No SK, no OByrne? And we keep Darche? and Bergeron? Seriously?
Over under on how many times Darche makes snow angels on the ice trying to clear the puck?
Over under on how many giveaways Bergeron has in the first period?
Darche has played well overall and MAB was fantastic in game one. Yes there were some struggles and most definitely SK played solid enough to not warrant this benching however I would not be so quick to throw away the aforementioned too. Frankly I would bench Pouilet myself and move SK to the first line with Gomez and Gionta. Pouilet has either been snake bitten or simply awful and rewarding SK with that immense opportunity might spark the kid to play the game of his life to remain on the top lines.
Of course Martin knows better and benching SK is certainly the answer.
I haven't had a chance to watch replays. Are OV's tackle checks legal? I don't know for sure but to me they seem reckless and border on charging. Id like to see replays but when he lays out Markov after the Bergy hit in Game 2, I swear both feet leave the ground. WTF?
Top 6 - carry on as usual
bottom six - aggressive forecheck, puck possesion, increase FO%, check!
We need to make the area around Halaks crease a bad place for any Cap to want
to go. How? The players on this team capable of matching the size of some of the caps fowards need to play tougher. IE: Gill, Moen, Hamrlik, Andre these are some bigger players who need to start playing big. Gomez should not be fighting when someone like Hall Gill floats around like a lost puppy. If these guys can't get it done O'byrne needs to be in.