I think if the 4th line was going to play any, Avery would be in over Zuccarello or Christensen. But there's not sense having a guy who doesn't play special teams there if the 4th line gets 0 shifts (and I'm predicting 0 shifts).
and I'm meh on the Gilroy-Eminger situation. I would prefer to see Eminger in there, but his play has slipped to Gilroy's level.
I'm OK with Zucc on the power play, as long as it's not at the point.
Totally agree. Does not belong on the point, and if he is put there, Iīm seriously going to crap my pants. Donīt want him to fan any pucks and give the Caps a breakaway....and he is not the best slap shot either, so I donīt see why he even would be considered on the point. He should be RW.
I'm excited to see how Dubi, Stepan, Sauer and McD play more than anyone else. Those 4 I think have had solid seasons and would really gain the most from a big performance in the playoffs. Also, if Gaborik and Wolski could play like they are capable of that would really go a long way. Henrik is going to be great I'm sure - he is the definition of a competitor. Staal will hopefully go into his Ovechkin only beast mode and shut him down.
Its going to be so good. There is literally nothing like playoff hockey.
LoFFen, make an extremely biased GDT for games 3 and 4. The main board's GDT for this game will be ours for those games. That's what it seems like the Caps are doing since they show a picture of the OV/Dubinsky fight looking like OV won.