Although, for some reason, I was just not feeling it today. I debated whether or not I was even going to go to tonight's game up until about 3 hours before. After witnessing the game that was played in the first 40 minutes, it became apparent that most of the team wasn't really feeling it tonight either.
With Cal O'Reilly in and Mike Santorelli back in Milwaukee, it reminds me how out of the loop I've been this week.
Also I totally forgot about the Ben Guite call up.....wow, so much changed within a week. I gotta get back in my groove. And Ben Guite? Really?! He's not doing anything for me at all.
Patric Hornqvist is not only the resident net crasher but he is way scrappy. I don't think I ever really realized that until I was watching him in the second period.
This game makes it very evident there are some real key players missing out there. Flat, flat, flat, flat, flat.
God forbid Coach Trotz ever pulls Pekka Rinne after 3 goals on 13 shots. If it were Dan Ellis is net with those numbers, I can guarantee you Pekka would be in for him in the blink of an eye. Double standard, anyone?
Who had an overall craptastic game? That honor belongs to Steve Sullivan. He was really off and didn't seem to have much chemistry with anyone out there. Ugh, I yelled at him a lot...and I hardly ever yell at him. I certainly hope this was just an off night due to Jason Arnott being out.
I'm ready for the injuries to be healed already. I need the Joel Wards, Jerred Smithsons and yes, even the Jordin Tootoos back in the lineup. There is too much randomness on this team right now.
The Predators head out for another Canadian road trip and face off against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. If those Canucks even look at JP Dumont funny, I'm going to have some strong words for them Tuesday morning.