He's not really super aggressive. He puts up points because he has skill with the puck and good hockey IQ with a great point shot. He doesn't really jump into the play a lot. Great hitter and protects his crease and is no slouch defensively
With Kronner, Phaneuf and DD likely putting up 30+ points our top 4 looks respectable. Phaneuf-DD would be a really well balanced pair that can play shut down and score pretty well
I wasn't able to watch the game tonight. But can someone explain what exactly Smith did to take a penalty? Played the puck with his glove somehow while on the bench??
I guess he should've used his stick. Clowe did that from the bench to break up an odd man rush against the Kings in 2012 and there was no penalty called.
Pretty much the same idea, he batted the puck out of the air while it was in play. Montreal was on a powerplay which cause a 5 on 3 which they scored on immediately. Then they just zoomed in on his big dumb face for what seemed like an eternity
If I'm matching up against us the gameplan is throw it at Jimmys feet.... Says a lot that Babs is still not sure who he's going with. Honestly, I have no idea. I'd be happy and excited to see Mrazek start but going with Jimmy is probably the smarter move I think our defense has played great especially Ericsson. He was probably our best dman today
Taking a stupid penalty right after we go up 2-0 was huge too. Ughh we were so close to getting the puck out of the zone before that PP goal too. Then the 3rd goal is inexcusable with 2 minutes left, we had no chance