What an unbelievable game. When a team wins like this, when you know they did not play anywhere near their best, were missing a top 4 dman, missed their captain for the 3rd, you know they are a good team. I cannot say enough about Mike Babcock. Whoever said earlier that they hope we have a new coach next year, this is why you are totally incorreect. Mike Babcock is the best coach in the world. His ability to instil confidence in his players is unreal. The players believe they are going to win. When the team is down, the players believe they are going to come back and they do.
Yah they did not play a good game at all. But in the end, Pav stepped up, Kronners stepped up, Tatar stepped up, Abby stepped up. Leaders. Our team has so many good things and I just love watching them and am excited for the playoffs because I believe in this team.
This team has more heart and fight than any other team in the league. I don't fear taking on Tampa, Boston, or Montreal in the playoffs because the fire behind this team will only burn hotter. We might not be a cup favorite but we're letting the league know we're a contender.
I love how we're winning these games because of guys like Sheahan, Miller, Helm, Glenny, etc. We're no longer a one line team carried on the back of Z and Dats (even though Dats has been spectacular as of late).
I don't know about you all but I'm excited to see what these guys can do in the playoffs, what kind of hunger they possess and how badly they want it.
The Oilers make me sick, it seems like season after season they tank in hopes of the next Gretzky. Stop dreaming about the glory days and build a team right, so much talent going to waste/wasted already.