Watching this at a new bar in the neighborhood. Hope they have lots of bigscreens.
So when Raymond comes back is this what a healthy forward group will look like?
D.Sedin H.Sedin Burrows
Higgins Kesler Booth
Raymond Hodgson Hansen
Malhotra Lapierre Weise/Bitz
On paper that's a pretty stacked lineup. Especially when the second line gets going. Notice I said when
, not if
Sucks paying a fourth-line winger 2.5 million but my expectations for Manny are so dashed at this point I'd be happy if he can just be a steady presence there and contribute on the PK.
Without some spark to prove there is still a champion heart beating in there, people are going to begin to forget and or start to believe it was all just smoke and mirrors last year.
Not to worry, given the steady improvements and accomplishments this team has accrued over the last three seasons only a complete idiot would chalk last season's success up to smoke and mirrors.
If they win tonight we'll see them choke tomorrow, if they lose tonight we will watch them destroy the Sharks tomorrow because then there will be nothing really to gain in San Jose.