Discussion in 'Tampa Bay Lightning' started by DFC, Oct 6, 2018.
I count 5 3 in Feb, 1 in March, and 1 in April.
You are correct I missed Pitts- Fla Feb 9/10
17 games on the road 9 are part of a back to back...fun.
Domingue is probably the only one excited about it.
Cool first installment of a three part series by Burns about the equipment management team. I love this stuff!
The team behind the team: Setting up in Buffalo
I think we'll coast a bit down the stretch and lose some games. Hopefully we remain on top, but I four back-to-backs sounds like it could hurt.
Then again, we have a lot of weapons this year. If three lines take a night off, the other can still win us a game. Or Vasy. But if we get through the second half on anything close to our current pace, I'll believe a little too much for my own liking, considering my obvious superstitions about fan confidence. :p
The bottom 6 has kind of cooled down as of late. Hopefully Joseph sticks in the lineup, he'll give a nice boost.
Has it? I think the centers have cooled off, but the wingers are still doing okay. Joseph scored last game, and I've been told a couple of times on the trade board that Cally is at like 0.5 ppg over his last 14. :p
I'd say the centers, Erne, and Miller to be more specific.
Tampa Bay Lightning Ten Game Report: Getting an early start on vacation
These are always a good read.
Thanks for sharing. This is interesting:
Conclusion: Hedman and Killer are awesome
For anyone interested in the above (which you probably saw in the article anyway) they do one of these for every 10 game segment.
Not painting a great picture of Stralman this season TBH. I don't think he's visually looked as bad as the numbers make him seem, but he's definitely not been as good this season as he has been previously.
Actually, I haven't liked what I've seen from Stralman all season, and the data are now starting to bear it out. He's making bad decisions with the puck, losing lots of board battles, and been invisible on offense. I don't think it's even close anymore that Cernak is a better defender.
I think that injury Strålman had in November that kept him out for a month has had a big impact on his play this season. Before that he was his usually solid self and he and Mac were super together when Hedman was out. Then, to make things even more complicated, when he came back from injury he never had the same partner twice in a row due to the d-man rotation. Similar thing (minus the rotation) happened last season due to an injury lasting through December and he was able to bounce back after the All Star Break and finish the season solid so hopefully the same thing will happen with him this time. It's hard to see a favorite player that's been so great for us for the majority of his time with us struggling.
Actually, Strålman's offensive production is better than his average as he has 12 points in 31 games. That's the weird part. He's producing a wee bit more offense but his usually strong shot suppression has taken a nose dive.
At least Strålman is at the end of his contract so, as much as it would break my heart to lose a favorite player, it would be a relatively easy separation.
However, is any one else worried about McDonagh's slumping?? From those stats he's only above Girardi and Strålman on our blue line and has a looooong contract to go with us.
I think the whole team is kind of slumping right now. Seems to me like everyone was ready for some time away.
As much as I hate it, I wouldn't be shocked to see the rest of the season go similarly to last year where they take their foot off the gas and kind of just cruise on the lead they've built so they can conserve for the playoffs. It's a very questionable strategy, IMO, but one that just seems to be the way this team goes.
Killer can thank Cirelli for those defensive numbers!
I'm keenly interested in how we are going to play after the break because so many players are going to get a chance to get healthy in the meantime.
Either my phone sucks or there's a problem with the links
we win the cup
vasy new deal
major changes on the horizon
you can save this one
Here's part two: The team behind the team: Life behind the bench for the equipment staff
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