A few thoughts on the game....
I don't like seeing Raymond on our PP. Sure he's got offensive upside, and as the game progressed he did play better. It would just be really nice to have a legit scoring threat in our offence to compliment either the twins line or Naslund, especially on the PP. We need someone who'll bury chances, and creat some of their own. Raymond did use his speed well later in the game and looked decent, I'm not really knocking the kid so much as our lack of a legit scorer.
I haven't been impressed with Richie so far, I'm not sure what he brings that a Burroughs, Cooke, Cowan, Rypin type doesn't already, and he seems a bit on the small side. Is there a side of him I'm missing?
Louie looked great, kept us in what was a much more lopsided game then the score would show. It was also nice to have Salo's boom back. Ohlund reminded me of why I love the guy so much, and re-afirms to me his value to the team. I know the logic of trading him while he's worth something, but he's been a career canuck who plays big min. at key times and is very reliable. Not saying he should necessarily be our #1 guy for years to come, but I've got a soft spot for guys who've stuck with us since draft day. That and he seems like a class act.
All in all we need to improve, obviously, but the wheels aren't off the cart just yet