Oh get a room for yourself and lock it; come out when your excitement dies down!
Tanev played a great
game, but needs to score, hit or rush the puck before he'll get into all star, never mind Norris, consideration.
But related.... I don't think Garrison looked good with Edler. I'm sure they'll get some games to figure it out, but Edler (who always looked a bit off doing so) has been the guy playing right side. It was DEFINITELY you also that assured me Garrison was a lock to play well on his off wing, so why is AV sendin g Edler that direction? Put Tanev up on the right side for some games with Edler. No he's not particularly offensive, but his steady play and passing will free Edler up to be. And Garrison can do the same for Ballard.
You know who else looked great tonight?
Ballard; his speed clearly broke plays!
Weise; lost in the victory was that he moved up from the 4th line and did not look out of place. Well, might have burried a chance, but heah, its 3rd line not top PP. I was surprised, and impressed, he could keep up with Schroeder and Raymond, also got some cracks with Hansen.
I'm clutching a bit with those two, but the exceeded expectations!
Raymond/Schroeder/Weise; There was serious speed on display there, and it made them dangerous!
My, oh, my; Kassian creates some match up problems. We all knew he had some soft hands, but what made his night was his work rate! He had the jam to get where he needed to skating hard all night, in the open ice... from corner to post, then back to the corner, in the cycle, back checking even. About the only time it looked like he ran out of steam is when he drifted in and took the G interference call. He's obviously waaay more explosive, and has some stamina now in his game! His goal was a perfect example, came around hard for the wrap around, then just kept digging, stood up and buried it!
Burrows! Yeah I know good but not prolific. But how much better did the 2knd line look, buzzing around defensively and creating pressure. The Canucks clearly won the puck control battle when they (add Higgin/Hansen in for credit) were on the ice; and they were on most of the time against Iggy and Camalerri. The result was we didn't see Manny (pardon the pun) D zone draws, nor much of our 4th line (Volpatti, Lappy and Malhotra) at all last night? A big upgrade on Ebbett, and if Kass can keep it up; why not keep it going till Kesler is back?
Eh; we'll see how some these teams stack up against larger teams (our 2knd and 3rd line was pretty small), but really we could have won that game by a lot more.
Waiting for some Sedin magic!
Tanev is looking like a young future Norris candidate! He and Ballard might be the top pairing at the moment.