tantalum wrote:Fitzpatrick has been fine IMO. He made some mistakes but you expect mistakes to be made by the #6/7 guy...especially when he fills in as a #5 guy. He's certainly better than what we'd be seeing with baumgartner. For a guy getting 15 minutes a night he's doing just fine. That isn't to say I don;t think the blueline could be strengthened it absolutely could and it would be nice to see Fitzpatrick as the #7 guy on a healthy blueline. But he'd done his job better than expected early on, so no complaints from me.
Ohlund...now there is a guy who has to crank it up.
Tant, usually you're a pretty level headed guy...and I've tried to stay out of this debate lately....but clearly your bias against Baumgartner is clouding your judgment. Forget about how Baumer may or may not be playing on a Flyers club in complete disarray...if you consider how he played here last year with an open mind you'll realize how absurd your comment is. The only blemish that Nolan had last year was at the end of the season when our blueline was depleted....so he comes back to play in the top 4 with a BROKEN FOOT. Until that injury he was a very solid no. 5 guy for us and we clearly miss him on the 2nd PP unit. He had a great complimentary thing going there w/ Ohlund & the Sedins. Fitzpatrick, save some ill-timed penalties tonight, has indeed been fine on the blueline but "certainly better than Baumgartner"? Give me a break.
Agreed on Ohlund.