Monday, May 18, 2009
But you know what I do know? The Hawks are in trouble. Even though it was a game until the 3rd, was it ever really "a game"? But as it is, we have to give the Conn Smythe nod from last night to Dan Cleary, who potted 2 goals on 3 shots, with a nice little +3 rating. He's no Johan Franzen out there, but it seems even the most marginal role players elevate their games when it matters most.
Unlike Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, now I really like these two guys, and it wasn't their fault yesterday, as a matter of fact, this is pointed directly at Mr. Joel Quenneville. What in the hell are you thinking? You have two fantastic young players and you're worried about matchups? How bout you worry about getting them more than 14:45 and 15:10 in ice time before you start pissing away your games because you're afraid maybe Lidstrom and Datsyuk are on the ice. I don't care how much Dave Bolland has improved, he shouldn't be getting 5 more minutes of ice time than those two. /END RANT.
Honorable mentions on the day to Johan Franzen and Adam Burish (we'll show why later today, ugly/scary stuff).