Zidlicky, for all his foibles this series is the one D-Man on this team that can make plays that nobody else can and control tempo unlike anyone else. He's led the team in ice team for 95% of the games he's played for us. Yes, he's looked bad the majority of this series, but at this point we just need 1 good game from him. We can worry about game 5 if we get to that point.
Harrold was the likely guy to go if any defensive changes were made. I have no issues at all with this decision. Tallinder is a good hockey player and was the best defenseman on this team during our run in 2011. The Kings fared pretty good inserting Gagne in, and I expect Tallinder will play the same type of minutes.
I agree though, Harrold has played well and I felt he was our best d-man in Game 2, but at this point I'll take a spark anyway we can get it. If Tallinder can provide that, I'm all for it.
Its potentially the last game of the season. Throw it all at the wall and hopefully something will stick.
Edited by ghdi, 06 June 2012 - 01:20 PM.