This game is demonstrating how Babcock is not using lines properly, and how Kenny failed to allow babs to ice the best team possible by not playing Nyquist.
Cleary has not been bad this year, but we still had no reason to bring him back to this team. The fact that we signed him knowing we would have to keep Gus in the minors is simply retarded.
Either way, Babs has got to do something with his lines, because they are NOT working. He needs to figure out a way to get Weiss going. I love how Babs is demoting Alfie, but PROMOTING Cleary!!!!! We are not scoring goals because we have Alfie playing on the 3rd and 4th line now, while Cleary is on the 2nd line. I have noticed a trend the past few seaosons that whatever line Cleary is on, goal production goes down. Cleary has no place on the top 6 and Babcock needs to fix that.
Tatar-Weiss-Alfie (Weiss will benefit from Tatar's speed and I think that will get Weiss going. I think Alfie provide a nice veteran presence to the line with some clutch and his vision)
Abby-Anderson-Franzen (Franzen is lazy and he pisses me off on the top 6 so this can be a checking line that can chip in offensively)
Bottom line is that Helm needs to stop gettting injured. It is ridiculous. When he is back, things will be so much better for this team.