He has barely lasted in the previous yet Bruce refused to ease the workload. Injured or ineffective offensively, Bruce just kept him plugging away.
Target #1 is exactly why I want him with Hannan. Hannan will go interfere with and legally impede the easily predictable swarm of forecheckers that will be making their way to hit 52. Sarge, its just not his game. Hannan will be close by at all times. Thats exactly what Green will need. Dare I say book it.
Green gets targeted because the team allows him to be targeted. Keep him protected in a limited role. To hell with keeping Schultz comfortable.
Bruce has shown little inkling to ever reduce Green's workload. Even in the face of injuries, ineffectiveness, great play from those behind him (think Pothier and Juice vs Pitt)... but this concussion thing should have Bruce rethinking that. He should now have faith in Carlson and Hannan ( >>> Juice and Pots).
Seeing AO playing live like that last night was something else. That move around Phaneuf was sick and I remember another play where he stumbled but had the presence of mind to drop it back to a trailing Caps player. His goal #300 was unstoppable and fans were booing him and yet oooohing and ahhhhing at the same time.
haha fans in the leafs GDT: "******** you Ovechkin you @!#$%^& sucking @!#$%^&"
it was awesome. man the boards rattle hard.... international rules so no real fighting happened last night, but Australia vs NZ in anything is usually pretty passionate, so saturday ill be loading up in the bar beforehand then yelling out "rip that sheep *#*($%'s head off" for 60 minutes. cant wait!
also, the ice looks a LOT more crowded in person. and you just have angles and non angles for passes and interceptions that you dont see on tv. was just sick.
I feel like there are a large number of guys they want to sit for a game, because to me it makes sense to do the major scratches next game, and save the trip. Then again they may care more about finishing the season with a strong, full(ish) strength game