Hoff-Machine wrote:too much time spent in the defensive zone for my liking. A some have mentioned, looked alot like last year.
Looks like we still need to upgrade our dmen. I get the feeling phaneuf is getting too much faith put in him to stabilize that 2nd unit, and it might not work out. Of course it's only game 1 but speed is the game and he looked quite slow out there.
The bottom pairing was atrocious. Boro/Wideman is going to be bad and I hope they can figure out how to play better than they did because that was just not impressive at all. I really wish they'd give Claesson a try again.
Also, Diddle Auston Matthews and Toronto.
Phaneuf was great last year, it's game 1 and he looked slow, but there's no reason to think he won't rebound.
Too much time spent in the defensive zone was huge. Boucher wanted it out in 7 seconds I think he said, last night it felt like 140 before we chipped the puck out at one point. It was Cameron all over again, but I trust Boucher to correct that.