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  1. I really like how Jack defends the rush, and he’s snuffed out many speedy attackers this year, but yeah, some of his down low defending needs more work. I’ve noticed its the small spaces stuff he can struggle with at times. But I love the fact that he’s getting in-game reps to learn and he’s hardly costing us games. He’s probably been a neutral contributor which is great for a rookie D man not named Quinn Hughes. I actually think he was our best D man in the Buffalo game. The thing I most love about him is that he has the mobility and overall athleticism to recover from his occasional gaffs in his own zone. I think after 20 games he’s going to level up as a member of our D-core. With Rathbone it’s going pretty much as I expected.
  2. I actually don’t think it’s a problem with EP’s motor/effort. He’s just handling the puck like it’s a hand grenade right now. Hands of stone. And there is also some very uncharacteristic decision making. Very interesting how Hughes is just sort of a “natural” while EP is more of a “technician” and his skills can sort of fall off like this. I’m not too worried about him yet, but if he still looks the same several games into our upcoming home stand then my worry level will start to elevate.
  3. Garland. And he’s OURS. Detroit stole a game from us, so I’m fine stealing one tonight. Let’s put together a nice home stand now, get EP up and running, and things might just start to look, as Willy D would say, REAL GUD. And LOL at the trade Rathbone nonsense. The Negativity Peddler’s need something to latch onto after a winning road trip I guess. Guys…your boy OJ’s gone and he ain’t coming back.
  4. Agree with assessment of Poolman. I thought he might be, at best, a sort of poorman’s Tanev. I know it’s early, but he’s looking like a damn fine Tanman facsimile. And he’s way younger AND cheaper than our former gaptoothed wonder boy. Excellent work on that signing Jimbo!
  5. Keep on truckin Greener, and hopefully soon we can put a muzzle on some of the haters.
  6. One last thing…EP is still so obviously rusty. It’s encouraging we can knock out some more workmanlike (ugly?) wins while he gets up to speed. He will get there. Spoil the Krakens big night on Saturday night and this road trip was a solid way to start the year.
  7. I don’t believe we need to apologize for having a good goalie. Last time I checked it’s the most important position in hockey. Demmer is a beauty!
  8. Aha! One of the Trade Hughes cohort! And yeah, I’d consider that trade…for a fraction of a millisecond. Hughes completely controls the game, tilts possession so far in our favour it’s unbelievable.
  9. So where are the folks who floated the idea of trading Quinn Hughes?
  10. Bring the same effort we showed in Detroit, add a bit more finishing on offense and we will all be happy campers at around 6:45pm PST. About time someone shows the Sabres the errors of their ways in terms of feeling good about their 2-0 record. The Vancouver Canucks: Bringing Reality Back to the NHL.
  11. Yep, I really like how the team is shaping up, and if they can play like they did in Detroit on more nights than not, good things are coming our way this season. I think the boys were pretty pissed to lose that game and I fully expect them to take it out on the Sabres.
  12. In an 82 game season you are going to lose a handful of games that you deserved to win. Tonight was one of those. 79 games to go.
  13. Rathbone’s skating ability draws that penalty. But we better send him down to the AHL!
  14. Better be a big damn push in the 3rd. The thing that could torpedo a comeback is the fact that Halak could let it a stinker at anytime. Dude isn’t exactly projecting confidence back there. Shows you how damn dialed in Demko is these days.
  15. So much for my desire for a somewhat stress free win. Have a feeling the boys are going to come out flying in the third and will win in regulation.
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