Thoughts and MusingsOctober 14, 2010, by
It’s Thursday. And you know what means, BSB community: It’s Thoughts and Musings day. My favorite day of the week. It better be yours, too.
-I’m impressed with the offense so far. 6 goals, 5 goals. Scoring won’t be an issue, that’s for sure. And Gaborik and Frolov haven’t scored yet. A very good sign.
-Defense, on the other hand, isn’t as good. 3 and 6. Work in progress. I think you have to try Gilroy in there, even if he is more of an offensive threat. If not, go to Valentenko or McDonagh. Eminger isn’t cutting it.
-Hank will be fine
-Derek Stepan. What a debut. Can’t expect that very often, but it’s clear he has the potential to be a force in the NHL. The fact that he’s homegrown makes it even better.
-Have I mentioned how happy I am that hockey is back?
-I don’t mind giving Drury a shot on the top line. He’ll go into the corners and do the dirty work for Gabby and Frolov.
-The Cally-AA-Dubi line looks spectacular
-Ditto for the Avery-Stepan-Fedetenko
-You can already see that this team is better than last year. Defense will take some time, but they finally have some offensive firepower
-It’s so weird having this many off days. I don’t like it
-Once Gaborik gets going, look out
-AA looks to be taking the step forward we thought he would
-Where does Prospal go if and when he comes back? Who does he replace? I have no idea.
-When does Biron get his first start?
-With the season just starting, we do have to keep things in perspective. We did start 7-1-1 last year. And that didn’t turn out well. So, you look for signs of things that can be sustained. And I think the offense can. There are going to be nights where they get shutout, or score only a goal. But that happens to every team. It’s a better offensive team than last year and that’s huge.
-Baseball interlude: Yankees in 6, Phils in 5