wafflecombine wrote:I didn't know a lot about Sammy before he came to our organization but I gotta say I'm liking the 3rd line vibe atm. Admittedly it doesn't have the scoring potential it did when Cody ran it but Pahlsson is a friggin black hole. The third line smothered the Blues, helped Lou pitch the shutout and had a couple decent chances.
You can argue that our scoring potential is down but conversely, you have more leeway when other teams can't score.
Cautiously optimistic. Still wanna see more zing from our 1st and 2nd lines though.
Yeah, Påhlsson is one of those unsung heroes kind of guys. There are lots of players with better skills, but Påhlsson, just like Holmström has figured out what he's good at and then stuck to doing just that. By becoming a role player he has carved out a nice little niche, the shutdown centre, where he is probably one of the best in the game, and turned it into a career.
Another one of those brilliant moves that just increases my respect for Gillis. Påhlsson is not a fancy player or a household name, or someone you will find at the top of any charts, but if you want a shutdown centre for your third line, this is the guy you want.