Friday, October 10, 2008
quick thoughts on opening night
They don't look that bad, but I just don't see where any goals are going to come from other than lucky bounces and drunk goalies. Some of that, I think, is because right now the young guys look as if they are primarily mentally occupied with being in the right place and not fucking up. Fine.
My hope is that in a few months they feel comfortable in the system (which did, on the few occasions it really fired, look promising) and start feeling the game rather than feeling the system.
MacDonald was great. He looked comfortable, which is a good sign, because by November he could be the number one.
They miss Sillinger. And they miss Guerin. (oh yeah, he was there. sure.)
One final thought: The officiating in this game was awful. Awful. Awful. Both ways. Jesus Christ I hope they don't keep this shit up for the season. These calls are just phantom calls. I hate this "stick is in a certain position means hooking" nonsense. That logic doesn't even fly in basketball.
Streit is nice on the powerplay. He makes a noticeable difference keeping the puck in the zone and making sound decisions.
That's all I've got for now. Those last 30 seconds were pretty exciting. Brodeur is good. Whew.
Now, call up Mitch.
Posted by Bryan Chambala at 9:32 PM