Great summary. Despite saying I wasn't going to watch as often, I did tune in about midway through the first and watched for the most part. Hart is so good. He is going to be very special (and I don't think I'm overvaluing him! (cross reference to my post in another thread)). He will get more savvy, learn to read even better than he already does and probably become a little more assertive/competitive around his crease. Looking forward to his development.
Looked like Patrick had
I mean, I don't want to point out that having our prized $35M free agent signing on the 4th line is midboggling...
But... seriously? Wow. How far he has fallen in 4 months. He's probably wrapped up in his Leafs blanky at night, crying himself to sleep.
I agree, but unfortunately, it probably won't happen because of the stubborn same ol' mentality the Disorganization has. They get the same level of production from Simmonds, at half the salary. Resign Wayne to a 1 or 2 year deal AT MOST and trade JVR, coming off of that 38 goal year, before people realize it was moreso his linemates in Toronto getting him the puck than Van Reimsdylk himself.
Observations from last night.
- Well hot damn, this Carter Hart kid seems to be for real. Swallowed up every puck he could, always calm and in position. JJ and Jonesy mentioned more than a few times that he reminds them of Price, and I would agree. Technically sound, in control, and makes hard stops look easy. If he can get a good 25-30 NHL games under his belt this year, that's a great training ground for working out the kinks in what has become a lost season.
- Nolan Pa