AGREED. The guy is a baller. Alfie, Tatar, Nyqust, Franzen as top line wingers from here on. Woulnd't mind leaving Franzen at C and pushing Z to wing again. Franzen has looked great. Move Weiss to Helm's wing to see if he can get his wheels going.
Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfie
Tatar - Franzen - Nyqust
Abby - Helm - Weiss
Miller - Andersson - Bert (PP net front)
I was just about to post this lineup... exactly! I like it... I'm all about it. Tatar and Nyguist together, feeding off one another.
Anyways, New Jersey did not look good except for their 1st line which has some jump. Defense didn't have to do a ton as NJ was turning over the puck a lot and was content in playing defense for most of the game. Boring team to watch... which goes to show how bad Brunner is - he can't start for that team? Were there any LGW fans upset we didn't sign him? I forgot.
Next, the "We better buyout Franzen" cohort needs to suck a fat one. Going back to the lines above, if he doesn't center the 2nd line, he could play on the top line instead of Bert because Mule can flat out finish. He is who is he and it's stretches like this that people forget when he goes 4-6 games without scoring. Find me a better player for the money he makes - good luck.
I know he is still an RFA, but I'd lock down Tatar right now. He's getting better and better. You have to love him... would be surprised if he is not in the Olympics.
Bottom line is we dominated this game against a benign Devils team and we deserved to win.
If we keep playing Monster we will not lose another game this season...