Its somehow interesting how you can have grudge against some teams, they keep winning you in different style no matter how you play or played lately, we lost game against NJ (6 lost game from last 7 game agains NJ) and we did not play poor game at all, i think we was better team and shots and scoring chances proove that also, we just didnt have luck with some situations, yes one time we had when (NJ) puck stopped in the goal line, but when NJ got chance they scored almost 100% time. Schneider played great game in NJ goal. I saw how mad Boudreau was after game, that is what i want see from coach and you can be sure that he will delivere message to our players after game. We lead 2-0 and 3-2 but lost lead two time. (Boudreau didnt lose any game in last year with Ducks when they did lead after second period) Parise was -3 he is only forward who's plus/minus is minus. He has played awfull season, i has gave him time because he had injuries in start of season, but its feel like he is in ice everytime when puck go to our net, and when he play with Staal, Staal look more like avarage player. Coyle-Staal-Niederreiter line was awesome, but Boudreau dont have a lot chances, he have to play Parise in top 2 line because his salary and his status in team and just hope and wait that Parise find his game. Boudreau has done great job, but if i would be him i would just be brave and put Parise in third line. I probably give Parise time for trade deadline and then look out if i swap him to Vanek. After season i probably have to let him go anyway because Niederreiter and Granlund contracts will end and both will get 3+ milj bump to they salaries. I was disappointent after lost game, but afterwards i can be proud that we didnt play poor game what we have done before against weaker teams, we just cant win all games, we are 17-2-1 in last 20 games. Its best of whole NHL. Yes there was couple things where we have to better, like go to back our defence what we had in start of season, Dubnyk gave couple easy goal (he cant be hero in every game) and first line have to play better game. If we fix those we will win our next game again.
Ps. Boudreau bench our first line in the end of game and didnt give them time in 6vs5 situaton instead he used our best line Granlund-Koivu-Zucker and Haula line. It was rigthly done and i started to love Boudreau more and more, he has brave to do those kind things. Ofc i still worrie if he start favor players as he did in WSH and ANA. (Not so much in last seasons in Ducks), plus Boudreau is known of "destroying" veterans careers, like Selänne, and Knuble. He dont give a lot ice time to Veterans players, those worries me, but let see if he learned from past, only time will tell.
PS2. Just watched Boudraeu post game interview where he sayed that "i regred of putting wrong guys in the ice in some situations" thats no no, we have won 17 game from last 20. After one lost you cant blame players openly. Let see how its affect us. Ofc it can have good affect on players too, if they recongnised them self on his saying. Let see, but for me its sound little bit hard.
Edited by von Rantala, 18 January 2017 - 10:49 AM.