I guess the three new guys, Ryane Clowe, Derik Brassard and John Moore didn't get the memo or worse yet didn't get the one-on-one finger pointing meeting with the disagreeable one. Didn't they know they were brought in to muck it up, go into the corners and most of all block shots? Didn't they hear the coach, prior to the Jets game declare that the biggest change from last year is that we are blocking fewer shots?
So what did these three castoffs do? They combined for four goals, four assists and only blocked one shot and Clowe had that. Only one blocked shot? Terrible. Disagreeable was forced to comment that, "Throws coaching right out the window, huh?" Would you please join and go also. The crowd was also stunned. These weren't our type of guys. When even Brian Boyle scored a goal. What's happening here? We just got rid of a 40 goal scorer and here we have three new guys coming in and scoring GOALS.
But we all know why they digressed from the plan. They just got here. They haven't been Tortorellaized yet. They have this stupid idea they learned when they first laced up skates that the whole idea of hockey was to put the puck in the net. They watched guys like Richard, Gretzky and Hot Rod Gilbert and said the name of the game was score goals. Then along came guys like Jacque Lamaire, Tom Renney and coach disagreeable and they invented traps and blocked shots and defense, first, last and utmost. So these three guys don't know any better, but they'll learn.
Meanwhile enjoy the turnaround while it lasts. Hopefully there are not too many practice days left to get the points across and go back to blocking shots.. Next game against the Pens should be interesting. Maybe Henrik Lundqvist will score a goal.
SCORING SUMMARY: G Per Time Str Team Goal Scorer Assist Assist 1 1 10:01 PP NYR B.RICHARDS(6) D.BRASSARD(12) D.GIRARDI(11) 2 1 12:19 EV NYR R.MCDONAGH(3) B.RICHARDS(15) R.CLOWE(12) 3 1 14:19 EV NYR R.CLOWE(1) D.STEPAN(16) 4 2 1:53 PP NYR D.BRASSARD(8) B.BOYLE(2) D.GIRARDI(12) 5 2 2:27 EV PIT P.DUPUIS(18) R.BORTUZZO(2) B.MORROW(6) 6 2 11:52 PP NYR R.CLOWE(2) D.BRASSARD(13) B.RICHARDS(16) 7 3 9:47 EV NYR J.MOORE(1) B.BOYLE(3) D.BRASSARD(14)