Friday, October 5, 2007

Quick Thoughts

GOOD NEWS: The offense looked pretty good while 5-on-5 for most of the game. They were putting pucks on the net and creating a ton of chances. The score could've easily been double what it was at the end of the first period.

BAD NEWS: After a pretty good first power play, things kind of fell apart. Shoot the puck, shoot the puck, shoot the puck.

GOOD NEWS: Jaro Spacek and Dmitri Kalinin were both fine, more or less doing what they need to do.

BAD NEWS: Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman were not good. What's up with that, guys? Those A's weighing you down? If there's supposed to be 4 guys in front of you and there's only 3, there might be someone behind you.

GOOD NEWS: Hank and Toni aren't going to play that poorly very often. If the other d-men pull their weight things should straighten out some. It really, really couldn't get much worse. (I'm laughing at Ryan's post-game conference: "I expect to get certain coverage. I really haven't had a chance to talk to anyone yet." That's Miller-speak for "The defense blew chunks tonight and they're getting a damn earful as soon as you guys leave.")

BAD NEWS: Turnovers, turnover, turnovers, especially late. Oh, man. Guys, no matter how great you are with a stick, your chances of taking the puck through three guys are slim. Dump the puck and chase it.

GOOD NEWS: All the guys interviewed during the post-game show - Campbell, Roy, and Miller - stepped up and said, "We made some mistakes, we didn't play the way we should have, we'll do better."

Lindy during his postgame conference: "Our defense didn't play well and our forwards turned the puck over too much." Lindy doesn't pussyfoot around, God bless him.


Kate said...

It's the end of the woooooooorld! ;)

Anonymous said...

Dump the puck and chase it.

Goose was doing that really well last night, but he was the only one. I thought he played a good game. He was obviously trying to impress the mysterious and alluring frozen mac and cheese woman he met at the grocery store.

I can't watch tonight but they better do better. The defense has to show up and the offense can't give up halfway through the game. Hopefully Ryan straightened them out.

(This is Gambler, by the way. Bloggers being bitchy.)