The timing of this has to be some sort of joke. C'mon judge, check the schedule next time. We barely got around this from yesterday (aside: if you truly hate yourself scroll into the comments and then immediately take a shower) and now another punch?
Although, now that I linked to it, kudos to all involved for getting the 94%. Now get the remaining 6% and force them to watch game 7 over and over again while drinking rancid almond milk (aside: since almond milk isn't really milk, can it go bad? It must right?) until their eyes bleed.
Back to reality, the youth movement takes another step forward with the signing and immediate roster spot for Zalewski at the expense of Prust, but honestly, that's just a good hockey decision. Prust was brutal against the Rangers and he's probably not long for a team that's finally turning a page.
Can't expect much from Zalewski in his third NHL start tonight - besides the fact he won't be anchored to Jordan Schroeder (yup) or Tom Sestito (yup) as he was in his previous stint - but he's had a decent season with Utica subbing in for Vey on their top line and has decent speed to boot. So, in sum, he's younger, faster and cheaper than other options. Sounds familiar, no?
Human Guinea Pig Formations
Daniel Sedin - Jared McCann - Janik Hansen
Sven Baertschi - Bo Horvat - Radim Vrbata
Alexandre Burrows - Linden Vey - Emerson Etem
Derek Dorsett - Mike Zalewski - Jake Virtanen
Alexander Edler - Chris Tanev
Ben Hutton - Luca Sbisa
Matt Bartkowski - Alex Biega
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Brett Connolly
Matt Beleskey - David Krejci - Loui Eriksson
I dunno, let's say Landon Ferraro if that's an actual real person
Frank Vatrano - Ryan Spooner - Jimmy Hayes
Zac Rinaldo - Max Talbot - David Pastrnak
Zdeno Chara - Zach Trotman
Dennis Seidenberg - Colin Miller
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Three questions that need anwers
1. Can Markstrom continue the streak of outstanding goaltending from both goalies on this road trip?
2. Virtanen slots back in and against a team with no love lost for Vancouver. Can he bring his physical play without crossing the line into Darcy Hordichuk land?
3. Can Vancouver just win the damn thing in sixty minutes like everyone else?
Dorsett tries to fight the anthem singer, Jack Edwards invokes the Revolutionary War during an icing call, Marchand hops into the Vancouver bench and shows all the kids the ring, Sbisa misses a check and ends up in the Zamboni engine block, Bergeron wins every face off tonight and in both their games next season and Bartkowski scores the GWG because let's have some fun while we're here at the end of the world shall we?