That pretty much lines up with what I was saying a couple weeks ago. Top 4 teams won't really care about seeding at all as there is no real advantage. Not much to gain with a lot to lose(injury) so we will definitely be seeing some guys that we didn't expect to see during the playoffs. I expect Jake Allen to get the start in a game or two of them.BillP. wrote: ↑Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:32 amYes!! That reminds me, last Tuesday on 101.1 they had a hockey show on called This week in hockey and it was Kerber and Vitale and it was good. Have to remember to check in and see if it's on tonight. Anyway Vitale last week was glowing about Brouwer, saying he looks like he's in the best shape of his life, he's playing his ass off, looks great out there and here's a guy who's career is practically over with and his attitude and work ethic is phenomenal. He said he wouldn't be surprised to see him out there. I imagine during the round robin he'll get a chance, hopefully he makes it happen. It's possible that guys like him might have the edge over some of the younger guys in that they know how to find their game quicker and play to the system quicker. We'll see. Kerbs and Vitale were saying that during the round robin the Blues will have the advantage in that they'll able to tinker more as opposed to the other teams fighting for the play in.Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: ↑Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:22 amForgive me, it's been awhile but wasn't Scandella playing with Petro before the stoppage? Wasn't that pair dominating or was he always with Parayko?Dave's a mess wrote: ↑Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:02 am
No real surprises, but it looks like Dunn's absence has created a worst case scenario for Faulk. He's on the 3rd pairing AND on his off side. I'd rather flip him and Bortuzzo, but what do I know. I suppose that Black Aces line is noteworthy in the sense that they'll probably be the first men up in case of injury. Bummer for Kostin, but I think Kyrou is ahead of him in terms of a top 9 winger role at this point, and DLR/Brouwer can fill different needs.
Time for Brouwer to make BillP right.
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