You've got a better stomach than me, this is the same game we've seen thirty times since late February.
Those stats 7 posted earlier were fugly.
He's referring to the game as a whole from a HOCKEY fan standpoint. That's a game all hockey fans could have enjoyed whether you're a Devils fan, Leafs fan, or fan of just the sport.
agreed.. they look pretty good and dominant id say in a lot of their games problem is they have good control and can keep possession for the most part as they showed tonight but they lack a major part of the game... scoring goals clearly.. they have 2/3 of what they need to be successful.
The defense is good. Top 10 imo.
The goaltending is also good. Again top 10 in the league.
Our forwards are actually pretty good. The problem comes from the fact our skilled guys are young and unproven like Brunner, Tedenby, Josefson, and Loktionov. Or they're old like Elias, Jagr, and Zidlicky. So the reliability factor on those guys isn't there. The guys we have in their prime like Henrique, Zajac, Ryder, Bernier, Carter, Zubrus, and Gionta are not star players. In order for this forward group to be successful, a lot of things need to fall into place. Things have to go perfectly, and so far they haven't.
We need to call Craig Mactavish. The Devils and Oilers make good trading partners. Sam Gagner is a guy we can use if we want someone good in shootouts. Hemsky is also a good guy to look at, but his injuries scare me. But I think Lou should take the chance on either player if the opportunity presents itself.
People won't be enjoying these too much 3 months from now when the writing's on the wall. Basically if they go past sixty, pretend it's a tie and turn the game off.
I will always enjoy games like these.