llipgh2 wrote:HCDB told Dave Molinari after the game he will use the 5 forward powerplay in the playoffs.
Why he is so stuck on something this doesn't work is beyond comprehension.
I avoided the board today, but seeing this is enraging. It's not like we don't have defensemen deserving to be out there. Namely Letang, who, if healthy, would likely be 2nd in NHL defenseman scoring behind Karlsson.
And it's not like the PP has looked good with 5 fowards on it.
Then you flip to the Flyers PP and watch them zig zag it across the ice for an open net goal. If you're going to put the talent out there, let them use it to do something like that instead of getting in each other's way and blasting shots into the defensemen.
Also, I will throw out some TK hate. How many times did he take a shot from way out wide, miss the net, and clear the offensive zone today? That is a pet peeve of mine when I play and yell at players who do it, and TK did it probably 4 or 5 times today.
The sad part about today was that they got 5 goals with MAF in net, and he could have prevented maybe 1 one of them (the 1st). Tough to blame anyone but the team for the rest.
Lastly, I loved the Vitale hit at the end of the game, understood why the Flyers got pissed, and laughed at Laviolette for getting so mad. We'd be pissed if it went the other way, but the hit was textbook (would love to put it in the Shanny thread in NPR for those that think if you stopped letting guys head hunt, it would turn into ice-capades). His guys initiated the fighting afterwards.
First shift he's out there next Saturday, someone has to kick the crap out of Rinaldo because he's going to be looking to injure someone. Schenn will probably also not have a pleasant game.