Should have had a clear 2pts against Vegas, but I will take the shootout win.
71 with a few late giveaways.
McD looking amazing.
Terrible 3 on 3 by the Oil.
Valid point. He doesn't have enough gas left in the tank to command that price. He's more than seven years off his single Art Ross Trophy.Patrick Kane ends up signing with the Red Wings, 1 year at 2.75 m. Wow, I was way off on what teams were willing to pay for him. I think at this price it's a good thing the Oilers didn't go for him, and this will likely be seen largely as a mistake for the Wings. Considering how hard he's fallen off and his injury history I was assuming he'd be lucky to get 1 million $. Either way, we dodged a bullet here if this is what he was asking for.
He's effective on the PK because of his long reach for blocking passes but is simply not very good everywhere else. People like to clown on Bouchard for defensive zone turnovers but Desharnais puts him to shame (it's just noticed with Bouch more because he gets ore ice-time and people already have a reconceived notion that he's bad defensively). Often when he gets pressured in the D-zone he just flips the puck up the boards blindly which more often than not it results in a chance against. I think we get too enamored with his size, big defensemen are certainly helpful but if they aren't effective players, they're not worth it.Vincent Desharnais is a towering guy who can defend and fight, and the Oilers need someone like that. Plus who doesn't love his post-victory celebrations with Stu? The only thing is he becomes a UFA after this season.