Smith seems like he would serve way better as a forward. The only time he does anything remotely helpful is when he joins a rush.
And scores all those points for us? Lol.
If his offensive game is his "most helpful" contribution then he's worse than I thought. He's produced less offense than every other defenseman we have. Including Kindl...who doesn't even play regularly.
The craziest part about the Clowe play is the Kings were fighting for a playoff spot, he reached over with his stick and broke up an odd man rush. Had they called a penalty I think it would've been a 5 on 3 for the Kings.
I could never understand how all the officials on the ice somehow missed him reaching over and breaking up the play. You'd think the officials would be watching the puck.
The water thing was unbelievable too. Since it was Thornton the general attitude seemed to be it was all in good fun. I can't imagine the s***storm had it been Subban squirting Thornton from the bench.
Agreed. Heaven forbid P.K. Subban even have fun after the game. Let alone during it. If he'd squirted Thornton, the Beantown faithful would have been dusting off their hoods.
Everybody snickers about Florida, but they're just like Columbus. They're going to come out of the blue suddenly and start kicking the crap out of all the regulars. Tallon has done a good job drafting down there, and that team is moving in the right direction.
I don't like Tatar and Nyquist on the same line together. They're too similar, in both their strengths and weaknesses. PLUS, it's a total waste of Sheahan's size to put him with two small, fast wingers.
Also, I'd call up AA if we clench before the last game of the season. Because Andersson as a third line center all but ensures that line isn't scoring at 5 on 5. Ever.