Ricard_Persson wrote:The boys.
I was just about to shut the game off after two periods as it was one of the worst you’ll ever see and mike McKenna was in nets. The game was on in the background and I did witness the last ten minutes in an impressive, puck luck win. Shocking.
I did shut it off. Stunned to see they pulled out a win. Good for McKenna.
Tkachuk is the real deal.
I've been watching most of the games and the team really has been playing like trash most of the time, except for some bursts of offensive excitement led by a small group (Duchene, Stone, Chabot, Tkachuk, Dzingel). But good to snap the losing skid.I'm optimistic that Pyatt is finally on his way off the regular roster
Really? Not that fourth line forwards are really what matter, but based on the last few games it still appears that Boucher will continue to lean on Pyatt until he's fired or Dorion moves him off the NHL roster, whichever comes first. Same as MSP it would appear.
The team's in an odd position. They're competitively in the lower half of the huge middle class of the league at this point, and the question is how long they can remain there. Only the Kings are comfortably in the league's basement, but teams like Vancouver, Chicago and New Jersey are trending downwards, and one can only hope we don't join them soon.
That small group you mentioned is the reason for optimism though, plus the early returns from White, Batherson and DeMelo. If the kids keep developing and if they can sign Duchene and Stone, it becomes a matter of rounding out the bottom half of the roster.