In the beginning, when we got JayBo and Leopold, I sat there and thought to myself 'Two D-Men? Two?! We need a scorer, NOT two D-Men!
Well, guess what? The truth is we really need THREE or FOUR more D-Men and the help we're getting from our D and Ells has been the Why to Why have we been able to hang in there so long and lose by ONLY one goal. Mind this is the same LA Kings team that swept us last year like we were nothing. I still say dress Russell, go 7 D strong and run down the Kings because the name of their game is physicality and we're not a team that's traditionally been well known for that. If we wanted scoring, Tarasenko needs to play 60 minutes. Whatever happened to Ty Rattie or are we still grooming him? I'd throw everything we have at the fan called Quick and see what happens. Quick's been phenoninal but we've had too many chances and found too many holes in his game not to capitalize and the why isn't having the wrong players out there or skill or any of that, it's been because we've been too busy trying to catch our breath.
I'm an optimist in this and I'm praying for a Friday Night Miracle. Go Blues!
Rattie is playing in the Finals for the Portland Winterhawks and has been awesome in their playoff run.
And I am praying for a Blues blowout win, so the Blues don't need a miracle.
Right now, Hitch is being out-coached on player personnel decisions in-game. Use all 4 lines or watch the Kings win late in the 3rd or in IT.
To other posters:
Finisher - Isn't Stewart supposed to be a finisher? If he is not finishing, why is he even playing? He doesn't do anything else.