Discussion in 'Tampa Bay Lightning' started by Nordic*, Aug 16, 2014.
Stralman is really damn good
He is so solid, every team needs that kind of defenseman.
uhh, nooooo. I hope not.
In the 2016 ECF and last season he didn't look like himself following his leg injury in March 2016. This season though he seems fully recovered and really committed to his own end. His great play and responsibility in his own end has lead him to be the perfect partner for Sergachev, and is a big reason why he's been able to play freely and develop more at his own pace. Definitely like what I'm seeing out of Stralman this season, especially as it relates to his pairing with Sergachev.
What the **** was he doing today
He may be fading
Doubt it. Seems like one bad game. But damn was it bad. Dare I say it, if Stralman played like he normally does we take that game. I know maybe a bit optimistic. But he was that bad today.
He was also bad in the loss to New Jersey. When he's on, him and McDonagh can shut down the opposing line but we can't have another game like today in game 2 or it really is over. Game 2 is a must win and the entire team needs to get it together. I'm hoping this was a wake up call.
I've also noticed our forwards weren't doing much (not covering the guys on a few goals against). Strals learned a lot when he failed to contain Hall and after the loss he was one of the biggest pieces of our success. Though Hall alone vs B's entire 1st line is another story and we need to brush up our team defense for sure.
Game 2 Stråls was all over the place getting in the way of the Bruins' top line. Was the best defenseman out there tonight. Team defense was definitely better but he still ended up a +3 (best among our Dmen) and had 2 SOG, 4 Hits (including a couple on Marchand), 1 Blk and 2 PIM because he stood up for Point when the kid was boarded.
Think he'll be just fine now.
Yep. Great bounce back game from Strals.
Yes, I know Cally got the actual goal, but DAMN if that isn't some fine hustle by Stråls! Blew right past Niskanen.