Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:50 AM
Since I have DirecTV, I didn't get to see this one...dammit! I did get to see some highlights on NHL on the Fly, but that show never really gives me a true feel of how the game unfolded. Was last night a tough one for Marty? I know the Devils had a big shot edge, but I also know that can be misleading. There will always be morons who will say "Yeah, anyone can shut guys out if they're only facing 13 shots a game" or something like that, but those of us who've been watching since Game 1 of Marty's career know that's not true, so it doesn't matter.
8 goals in his last 15 for Rolston. Thank God! With that contract the Devils were stuck with him if he wasn't producing...25 to 30 goals suddenly isn't out of the question for Rolston.
My initial expectations for Bergfors were to 1) try to stay with the big club all season, 2) stay healthy, and 3) put up somewhere between 30 and 40 points. So far he's done 1 and 2, and exceeded 3 (he's currently on pace for 55 points, on 26 goals and 29 assists). It's still early and rookies can crash and burn or slump at any time, but he really has done a wonderful job helping to minimize Gio's leaving.
And just like that, the Devils find themselves 2nd in the NHL in goal differential. I can't get over how terrific this season has been...I thought they'd be competitive and in the playoff hunt for sure, but Lemaire has really done a wonderful job with this team. Not much to complain about.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 08 December 2009 - 07:52 AM.
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