Wednesday, December 19, 2007


In Tom Renney we trust, he must have had the pulse of the team as all the moves he made really worked for one game. I think this goes up there with the last Ottawa win as there most complete game of the season. The Power Play was solid, PK perfect as it has been most of the year, transition game played well and the Defense was stifling. I mean Sidney Crosby and Evegeni Malkin are on the Penguins, correct? How do you play a team with 2 of the best young players in the game and you do not even realize they are out there. That tells you right there you have played a solid game.

I must say as much as it was looking like Tom Renney lost the team, I do like him and his calm coaching style. The announcers always say what a great/hardworking staff Rick Pelino, Perry Pern are and I hope they can get this team turned around. It is time for a nice run. They do have a tough set of games coming up with road games in Minnesota, Colorado and Ottawa. 2 of 3 would be nice or any combo of 4 points out of 6.

Quick Notes:

Player of the game: The obvious choice is Gomez and Henrik, so will go with the Oppenheiemer team contributor award (yes I sold out and have a sponsor). Ryan Hollweg--Looks like benching woke him up. He had Pens trying to run him and he was hitting all night. He played with an edge to his game all night.

Gomez/Jagr looked good and man the forwards were crashing the net all night. That is how you score goals in the NHL. Great job by the forwards all night.

1 comment:

The Gallaghers said...

Wow, Renney goes from goat of the game to Mac Daddy!! Winning always does make you smarter. Gomer/Jags makes perfect sense. They did not click early on, but Gomer's speed and passing should work well with Jagr. Jagr says Gomez "has more confidence" now, but maybe Jagr can stop moping and score some goals?? Is it against NHL rules to sew "Nylander" on Gomer's jersey?? That might help. Hope they can sustain this success.