Originally Posted by Jordy
The only reasons I can think he sat Kreider was perhaps he was still feeling the effects of that Orpik hit. It was pretty nasty. And/or he wanted Kreider to sit for a game and collect his thoughts. The kid hasn't played well. He even wasn't playing that well from what I heard in Connecticut either.
But you're right, I don't understand the love for Newbury. This guy gets called up a few times a year and he totally sucks at the NHL level. Again, I really wanted to see what Kolarik had. That ship has sailed...
This team is completely rusty. I agree. They're not pressuring the entry into their zone. I also am feeling they're playing small. Nash is a great physical presence in that he's not easy to knock off the puck and he can throw the body but everyone else seems to be playing soft. They're missing the Prust and Dubinsky physicality and Callahan doesn't seem to be throwing his body around like he normally does. I'm all for Sather making a deal for Stepan. Get some size and speed on the wings and maybe move Kreider to center. I believe he played there in college. Stepan is definitely not for me. Rupp is a waste. Pyatt is playing well for the most part.
Newbury for Kreider is just stupid and my favorite word to describe Torts stubborn
, Steps and Hags have been horrible, Pyatt has been a pleasant surprise, Cally has struggled but still contributes with blocked shots and responsible defense, Rupp is horrible and he had him on the 3rd line, which left us essentially with a 2 line game...need to force the play more, forecheck and pin the other team in their zone, like everybody does to us, control the pace of the game and use your size...