I've missed hockey and missed this wonderful forum. I became so tired of the lockout rhetoric that I had to stop talking NHL in real life and online until it was settled. Now that it's back I'm hungrier than ever for another Stanley Cup! These new forums still suck, but whatever. Some thoughts I've had through 5 or so games of the season:
-Dougie Hamilton is amazing. His poise is outstanding for 19 year old and his skills outstanding. I have been beyond impressed with him. The most talented new scoring defenseman (for the Bruins) I've seen in a very long time. He fills the void left by Kaberle, and then some. Perhaps drafting a D in the first round isn't such a bad idea?
-Rick Nash has 1G+4A = 5pts. Playing on a very good line, getting 22 minutes per game.
-David Krejci has 1G+4A = 5pts. Playing with Horton and Lucic, getting 19 minutes per game.
-Anisimov and Dubinsky have combined for 2G+2A = 4pts.
-Bruins look better than last year.
-Columbus looks a little better than last year.
-The Rangers look worse. More offensive talent, but the same commitment to D is not there, with GAA up over 3.
-Adam Oates tried to move Ovechkin to RW like he did with Kovalchuck, again with terrible results. Why does he keep trying to do this? He played with Kvarltonov, he should know that off-wing shooting Russians never have success on their traditional wings
The Bruins have been really fun to watch so far, I hope all of you are enjoying the games!