...with Powe likely to return tomorrow, this move was inevitable. Just have to wonder how long till Kreider follows him down there.
...i didn't think Thomas looked overwhelmed in a very difficult environment. Experience can only be a benefit for him in the long run.
I was just driving down the highway behind the Harlem Globetrotter's bus and "Flight Time" opened the window and stuck his head out with a bucket in his hand, I thought it was going to be the confetie thing on the highway, which would have been pretty fun. But it turns out that their toilet was broken and he just had to get rid of the pee. Half of this story is true. You guess which. Also, the Washington Generals were riding in the Charleston Chiefs bus. They must have bought it off of Joe McGrath when he sold the team.
Newbury, Segal, Thomas, Ferrierro.... pick a prospect and go with him! What can possibly be accomplished by bringing these guys up and down for 5 minutes of ice time? Destroys any hope of building confidence or continuity. Another example of Torts/Sather's impatient, immature management style.
@PharmerBern Ideally they would rather have not had to call up Thomas at all this year, but injuries necessitated calling up someone, and Torts probably wanted to get a look at him since he didn't get the chance to work with him in training camp. The rest of them are fringe NHL guys at best.
Torts and Sather have the opposite of an impatient, immature management style. The development of Hagelin and McDonagh in the past few years should tell you that. This offseason was disjointed with no real training camp and Kreider isn't where he should be, but that was out of Torts and Sather's control.
Thomas did 2 things by playing well. He showed he can handle the NHL and can be trusted to play a role on the team and it could elevate his trade stock. Both good things.
@TheNYRBlog how good it must feel for the whale players though? Callups galore. Should keep em playing hard
I have seen it since Renney and for most of the time with Torts. He is restricting our offenses creativity. We are one of the most predictable teams in the league. The only reason we did as good as we did last year was the team bought into the defensive aspect, toughness, Hank stepped up big time and Hagelin came out of no where to add in an unexpected speed. Nash is too talented and too creative to have a coach limit his ability but now that he is injured we can see the same issues magnified with the Rangers. I am blaming the coach on this one. Never seen Torts so relaxed, so laid back with his roster. So sad.
How bad would be losing Mcdonagh for a long period of time? I would say he is either the second or third most important player on our team, and that could be a big loss. Behind Lundqvist and maybe Nash after this recent stretch of games, Mac offers a ton of minutes and the most offense out of our defense. Could be a big loss, and DZ is going to have to step up big time.
I'm a little more worried about Nash's status at this point. Wish the cloak and dagger routine about his status would. Really not fair to the fans to keep us in the dark this long.
@TheNYRBlog did u hear torts say he wasn't concerned about his team's toughness? #MeansHeIsVeryConcerned