It's the playoffs--there's no such thing as predictability. Sure, going up 3-1 would feel AMAZING and strangely sensual, but it is never over until we're patting butts after our 4th win. One game at a time.
Smith won't be any better than Marchenko, at least he can kill penalties and is RH, Smith will just turn the puck over try to fight Callahan and Join the rush giving Tampa 2 on 1 galores.
Tats Datsyuk Helm
Abby Z Jurco
Nyquist Sheahan Cleary
Miller Glendening Ferraro
We are playing at home now and we are more than capable of taking both victories, I'd be satisfied with a split but if Z continues to do nothing I say scratch him and elevate Sheahan as the 2nd line center Luke as the third and Andy as the fourth, let Pav wear the C for a game..(I know it won't happen) Put Zs line against Stamkos Luke against Johnson and get the Datsyuk Filp mismatch!
Even tho Z is playing subpar his game is still 100% better than most of our forwards. Most of us are complaining about Z and comparing him to his own personal playoff standards, not the teams standards. Z is still doing better than most of the squad is. He's actually got the same amount of giveaways in this series as Datsyuk does.. Less giveaways in the season than most of our forwards including Datsyuk.
Pav wearing the C, the refs would have a grand slam throwing us penalties when the dude theyre talking to cant effectively communicate in english to them. I understand you're unhappy with game 2 but dam gotta relax a bit there lol.
This organization would never scratch their superstars. That's why its the Detroit Red Wings.
The guy needs to retire. Not because it helps us with the cap, not because he isnt the same player, not because he floats around. He needs to retire because enjoying the next 60 years of his life is more important then a game.
I wish him the best, nobody deserves this. Just sucks.