Well it's not cry and whine and woah is me... It's next man in. Whether that's Lashoff whom I would prefer considering how he played against the Ducks this year. Injuries happen and you have to deal with it.
These are 2 teams Buttman does not want in the finals. That game was a barrage of bad play and scrums. Not ascetically pleasing to the casual fan but I enjoyed watching them beat the crap out o each other.
Some of us grew up with Steve Yzerman... Stick in the air meet with your team act like you've been there before! Now of course there are different circumstances, OT in the playoffs huge goals in the third of game 7. But this throw ourself into the glass when we make it 3-0 or this on one knee sliding into the wall when you've had over 100 career goals, give me a break. Act like you've been there and that your going to be there again!
Tootoo was the best signing we made. Is he a great puck handler?? No but the guy plays every shift like its his last.
I am just amazed at this team this year. From Pav and Hank dominating to a Abby finally living up to his potential. To new stars like Andersson and Nyquist. New Dmen that will be patrolling the blue line off years Dekeyser, Smith, and Kindl. Finally our team MVP we would be no where without Jimmy Howard... Proving himself as one if the elite goalies in this league.