Posted by Euro_Twins
on 01 November 2013 - 11:13 AM
This is definitely another one of those if-we-lose-we-are-garbage games. Giordano's out. Stempniak is out. The only things they have going for them: they're great at home, Monohan's on fire (lol pun), they're young (which means fast, which means much faster than us), they're going to want to make a statement, and they swept last season's series. Oh, and Cammalleri has 22 points in 22 games against us. And Hudler knows us. And Hartley sort of knows us.
So, actually, they've got a few things going for them.
Hudler will score so he and the ref can do the laughing hudlers
Posted by Euro_Twins
on 29 October 2013 - 01:39 PM
Flip had all the time and opportunities and resources in the world to prove he was an essential part of this team going forward. But he disappointed, season after season after season. Many - if not most - nights he was practically invisible. Potential's great, but at some point you have to deliver, and he hadn't delivered in line with what he was demanding in coin and term.
"Yeah, but there was that one season!"
OK, great. There was that one season - which, sort of strangely, wasn't his contract year. Which sort of makes you wonder. Maybe Flip wasn't especially happy here. As opposed to this notion that he was carrying the team on his back and would've played for free if it meant staying a Detroit Red Wing, but no, we kicked him out the door as hard as we possibly could and said NEVER COME BACK, cold as that.
As for Weiss - I've said it before and I'll say it again: I've seen my fair share of Panthers hockey, and my humble assessment of Weiss - before we were even talking about him here as a possible Flip replacement - was, and remains, this: he's good. Really good. He's having a hard time adjusting to a new system and getting back into the swing of things after having missed a lot of time due to surgery. Ultimately, he's going to be good for us. I really have no good reason to believe otherwise. And, come on, Zetterberg's never had a cold streak?
Remember two seasons ago, z didn't score a goal in his first 12 games, everyone called for him to be traded and he was washed up, people love hitting the pavid button and rarely do people have patience