"But it's one game. Why are people so hung up on one game?"
Remember 6 months ago when we barely made the playoffs? Every game matters.
2 points in October count as much as 2 points in April.
I disagree with this statement and here's why. Both games we played against 2 top 10 teams in the NHL and we outplayed both of them, not to mention we haven't looked this good (small sample size) since 2009. We have a perfect blend of elite players, mixed with up and coming kids, and the 4th line is playing fantastic and causing havoc.
Our D have been pinching in and making good plays, which hasn't been done since Rafalski, Lids, Kronner and Stuart days. We are fine, it's only 2 games into the season and I say that will full confidence. We aren't going 82-0.
While watching the game last night I was upset with the non-call on Getzlaf.
However watching it today with a clear mind and from a few different angles it was the right (non)call.
He went down on his own. The stick barely touched him. It's the NHL. Be strong on your skates...
Getzlaf does hook him, but it's a reaching one-hander. It's a marginal call at best. Kronwall should be stronger on the puck, and likely would've been but it looked like he toe picked and fell down. That's what caused the turnover.
Franzen needs to play to the whistle instead of throwing his hand up and crying about the no call.
The thing that pissed me off the most about that play was the fact Ericsson just stood around and watched Getzlaf go straight to the net and didn't even try to block the lane. Everyone watched it on the replay, I can only imagine Babcock showing that to big E the second he can.
Funniest post of the year with a baseless argument. Weiss sucks because the facts are he scored 60 points multiple times. Oh and he's only a 0.60 PPG player..
Perhaps when he's playing.
Ya it's a damn good thing he scored 60 points for us last year. O wait...
Sorry but that's a load of bs. The guy spent the entire year last season playing hurt or on the shelf. Now, because he's not been lighting it up in the preseason, despite the fact that he's the healthiest he's been in two seasons, you feel the need to can him just to boost your own ego?
Give me a break.
Where did I say anything about canning him? Please use your brain seriously. Nothing like putting words in someone's mouth.
Good thing z and d only scored 40 points for us. We should trade them too along with franzen, Jurco and Tatar.
Writing a guy off without barely playing is the smart thing to do especially when he's a proven player. Good job.