This could be one of those games that make a real difference in whether we finish with a Top 4/Division Champ record this season, or are once again looking at a first round matchup vs. San Jose or Detroit. It's gut check time, and I hope the home cooking and two days of practice will pay dividends tonight. I have a feeling Dallas will come out strong and spirited tonight.
After the Sundin press conference last week, Garry Valk on Sportsnet Pacific brought up a great point. Why NOT play Sundin tonight, even if it is for 10 minutes, power play, etc? It is not like he is coming off an injury of any sort, a la Luongo, and there is nothing better than a GAME to get into GAME SHAPE. Geez. I think dumping Jaffray tonight for Sundin and playing him with Raymond, Bernier, or Hansen for 4 shifts a period and 2nd unit power play time is reasonable.
Besides, we're paying the big Clydesdale 125 000 per game anyhow, might as well throw him into an important Conference game. We need every point we can muster, these days.
Anyhow, great to see Ohlund draft back into the lineup.
4-2 Dallas. Here's hoping I'm wrong.