The last few years when the bottom 6 was the only watchable offensive group, and debates on here would go on about certain forwards, a lot of people said things like "you can always find bottom 6 guys". Now, don't get me wrong, I love what Hynes has done, and I love the house cleaning we've seen, but I said early on in the process I wanted Bernier and Gomez to get at least another year. I think the bottom 6 looks a lot stronger with those two guys in it.
100% agreed. They wouldn't have cost much at all, so I really don't see what the problem was with bringing them back. They obviously weren't good enough for the top two lines which is where we were needing them and trying to make the fit into last year, but they were veterans who could be role players.
Glad we got a win to salvage some of this Canadian road trip. I didn't watch the game -- long weekend and was going to bed a little after it started.
We're 25% of the way through the season, and we're in a playoff spot -- it's better than I thought it would be at this point. If this team can duplicate this same success through the next quarter of the season and we are a handful of games above .500 at the halfway point, I will be very pleased and surprised, and excited for a possible playoff spot.