Re: Perfect timing to package Krejci + Boychuk + Caron + Subban + our 1st. Pick
posted at 1/24/2014 12:09 PM EST
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
Yeah, the thing about the 'Jackets is that they're doing it without great play from their Vezina winning goaltender. His numbers aren't bad, but they wouldn't be 3rd in the Atlantic (playoff spot) and three points behind the Laffs with three games in hand if they were relying on goaltending. They've got a pretty well-balanced attack now with 6 guys with at least 11 goals and Johansen pushing 20. And that doesn't include Gaborik or Horton, who has come out swinging in Columbus.
He keeps that up, he's going to have to work into May, and the missus won't like that.
The D is better than it's ever been there, too - Wizniewski is finally delivering on that contract (at least, a bit), Ryan Murray is for real, Johnson hasn't been as good this year as he was last year, but he's no slouch, and Tyutin is solid. Nikitin's an enigma, and...well, David Savard. Working in the youth.
So, HockeyNews 1, Stanley, 0
He may be an enigma but he has the best name in hockey so that should count for something, and if Bobrovsky ever returns to his vezina form who knows, add in Nathan "OT" Horton and you have the formula for a 1st round upset.