Harold wrote:I'm sorry but the 'with the state our defence is in' comment has to be your most off-the mark comment I've heard you make - and that includes anything you've said about Fedorov or Reid. Our defence has been outstanding this season, and one of the main reasons we are still right in the mix and not have a Philadelphia Flyers-type season. Edmonton has a great offence and we limited them to what 17 and 20 shots in back-to-back games. And Mitchell has been so steady and a rock back there - how in the hell has he struggled?
And why talk about Tremblay when he is a Moose defenceman? No chance he sees time with the team unless there are significant injuries, and there are not. As this defence sits right now it has done an amazing job and is one of the top D's in our division.
Wow, couldn't disagree more. How about this, Luongo has been outstanding, the defence quite frankly looks better because of this. Mitchell has been average at best, the only time I've found him steady is on the penalty kill. He's hardly been the player he was against us in the playoffs a few yrs back. Why talk about Tremblay? Because after his 9 games, if Bourdon gets sent down he's going to be in our lineup thats why.
The team as a whole has played a very stingy defensive trap style system so far. As a a unit they've been successful because they've got a goalie who stops almost everything when he's on. This hardly makes the defence outstanding. I have yet to be impressed by the unit overall. Salo & Ohlund have been great and Bieksa has been a pleasant surprise so far.
Please enlighten me as to what "off the mark" things I've said about Fedorov & Reid. Really Harold I'd like to know.