a reason that semin might fit with nashville is their lack of quick strike skill to save them when in trouble. semin can create a goal all by himself in a blinks of an eye. nobody saw that ot winner v the rangers coming. if you looked at the clock, you missed it.
but the reason to trade suter is his contract status which is the same for semin and really doesnt advance their cause much.
Also did Perreault improve his defensive play this past camp? Not to mention Orlov seems to be getting the same type of praise Carlson was getting when he was coming up through the ranks.
* 1 B in Knuble
* If Laich is on the 3rd line, its at center only. He's either a 2nd line wing or 3rd line center.
If Laich plays 2nd line wing, Brouwer is takes the 3rd line wing spot. Yer boy Perreault plays in that scenario maybe
* Orlov is getting praise and it may be the same type, but his defensive play was not talked about in the same way as recently as Boudreau's past game presser. Carlson plays on the team shutdown defense pair. Orlov is not even projected there much less talked about ready to play there.
I understand Schultz hate, but I dont see Orlov taking Schultz place in the lineup.
i think the lines work out that way by the time the playoffs role around. laich as the 3c makes a lot of sense.
i worry about carlson/alzner on the margins in sophmore slumpville. but only on the margins. if +/- was really important then....you know....+50.
i was watching semin competing for pucks in the corner and making decisions and backchecking last night. his compete level was pretty high. i worry less about lack of production from 8 and 28 in the preseason because they seem to be trying to expand their skills rather than rely on the tried and true and that never brings in big numbers.
the only big hit ive seen by ovechkin in preseason was repulsing someone else's hit.
as for the 7 on d? they send orlov to hershey and go with 6 til their first multi game road trip. by then erskine should be ready. if not then they call up patty or collins as a backup.