Boy, what a way to start the New Year, after a hot December. The last couple weeks was a good test for us as we played some top teams in our division and around the league, but we didn't do too well against some of the top dawgs (1-6). Our team was a bit banged up no doubt and we were in every game, except today's one. Our guys looked kind of flat today and some bad bounces just seemed to deflate them. On the bright spot, our schedule gets quite a bit easier the next couple weeks as we play against some weaker teams (teams we should beat). Hopefully, we can have a come back game against the Coyotes tomorrow and the presence of some of our CC posters (Ratz and Co) will help our guys back in the W column. Couple thoughts about the game:
- Nice to see Boothy come back with a strong game. When he drives to the net like that, he's a good player for us. My only concern is that if plays like that all the time, someone will smoke him and he'll get injured again. He was probably our best forward, which probably says it all.
- WTF? Why does Dalpe get to play with the Sedins? We got Dalpe from Carolina's trash bin, he plays most of the time on the 4th line and had like 1G until he got some minutes with the Sedins. We gave up a great young player for Kassassian, he's starting to come around as he's scoring goals and helping our team with much needed grit and he played well with the twins @ the start of last season. Yet, Kass doesn't even get a sniff to help our 2 struggling franchise superstars. I don't get it. I'm glad Kass is getting a chance with Kes & Higgy, but I think Kass's game would mix better with the twins. Torts c'mon man, give the kid a chance.