Obviously both very legit concerns, though personally, I think the Stamkos issue is a bigger deal.
Yea, I know deep Stanley Cup runs can affect ANY team (hence why its hard to repeat), but like you said, its a bit easier to overcome that with a young team as opposed to a vet team with lots more career wear n tear on their bodies.
Also, with regards to the 'hangover', certain players like Jonathan Drouin who was barely used in the playoffs, will see increased ice time and responsibility play
lot's of speed and skill throughout the line up for TBL.
Must be nice to roll 2 #1 lines, skill wise.
Drouin looks ready and hungry, he looks bigger since i last saw him in junior and but he's still shifty quick and has sick hands. That line with JD Callahan and Stamkos should be super fun to watch.
i thought our guys played pretty well. Well enough to get a point, and that is a step in the right direction because that building has been a house of horrors for my team. the game could
Haha. They actually started out strong and looked good, but special teams cost them. Badly. They faded a bit as the game went on, but that's usually what happens when it's the second of a back to back.
I hope they get that under control soon.
@yave1964 Once a line is named it doesn't usually go away until the line does. I know other people that wanted to call it other things, but triplets stuck, so you may as well settle in or try and block it out or something. :/
I think TKO would
Nothing wrong with him physically.
He is just off to a slow start like the rest of the Triplets Line.
Thing is, I believe Kucherov to be the MOST affected by a slow start from this line.
If one were to pick a "weak link" on the Triplets, I would say it's Kuchy. Good enough player, just 22 with tons of room for improvement, but he relies the most, IMO, from his linemates play than vice versa.
Tyler Johnson, especially when hot, can carry a line....Ondrej Palat, well, you could put th