Its amazing how you go sometimes so long pointless streak even that you play well. Koivu is without points now for nine game row, he was once six game without point, but now nine game. And o boy he had chances to make goals or got that assist. Boys shot wide of empty nets when he give assist. Yes there has been couple poor games too, but mostly he played very well and created chances, but they are just not going in and its frustrating. I as fan hoped that this would be his year to win Selke, but you need so much points to get Selke these days, before it was given to best two-way forward now its given to the pointman who just didn't made enough points to win Art Ross. Also its happened many time that Koivu went to line change and his line mates stayed in ice and Staal game to Koivu spot and that line make goal. Woah. Anyway as Bruce sayed, Koivu is very close long and strong hot-streak he just need that one goal.
We are badling against injuries again. Our best defender is out (Spurgeon) has been last six game, where we have been able to won five. Parise has been out whole season, but is closing to come back and now we lost Dubnyk. Its little bit explain his poor game, when he has been badled against injurie, but he also was playing a lot better lately. Now Stalock got that chance. When Dubnyk was strugling i wished so much that Bruce would give Stalock chance to stole net, but he keep putting Duby in net, so now its Stalock time, to show how good Dubnyk actually is or is that our good defence play what make him look better, or is Dubnyk making our D-play looking better. I like Stalock style, his badle lvl is high, he is fast goalie, probably fastest goalie what i never seen before and he is super agressive (gamestyle) I like him, but i fear that he is too small goalie and good scorers would just shoot high.