And Nyquist didn't have a point in the preseason. Who cares? It's the preseason. It's not an indicator of anything.
That doesn't make sense. Preseason or not, a SO is a SO. It's an indicator that on a 1-on-1 situation Nestrasil has the capability to score on Rask. It also probably didn't hurt he actually scored a legit goal that same game too.
I'm not going to read the novels above written by some, but how is everyone so quick to forget Nessy scored in the S/O on preseason game AGAINST F****** RASK? Don't you think that might have had something to do with Babs choosing him in the S/O against the same goalie?
The first line probably won't last long. Babcock has pulled Abdelkader from that duty before, which makes it even more confusing that he keeps putting him up there. I guess because Franzen won't use the body he figures that line would be too small with Nyquist up there. That's the only reason I can think of.
I'm really hoping Franzen has a different kind of year. He said he doesn't want to be labeled as lazy, and while we all known his tendencies, when that guy decides to take over a game...he certainly does. Here's to hoping he has that attitude all year. I for one am excited what may be unleashed.
I can see him being taken by a team that either A) Has two or more waiver eligible defenders or B) A team that experiences some serious injuries on the back end. I just want it to happen... WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GET LEDDY AND BOYCHUK, ISLANDERS!?