Paul Martin, whom conventional wisdom says is in his last season with the team, has given his all including sacrificing his face in defense of the net. He’s smart, mobile and can log huge minutes but his game has slipped a bit. Rob Scuderi, the oft-malined aging blue-liner, has made an effort to reignite his game and is serving as Yoda to Simon Despres’ young Skywalker.
The Hurricanes' Andrej Sekera looks like a nice possible addition. The 28 yr old defenseman has been a good fit for the 'Canes since they acquired him two summers ago. Sekera had a good season in 2013-14 (11 goals and 44 points in 74 games) but his numbers have fallen off this season (18 points in 52 games). It's worth remembering his team's numbers fell off as well. His TOI has remained good at near 23 minutes per game. It looked like Carolina was making an effort to resign him (cap hit $2.75 mil) but with their need to rebuild, it looks like he will likely be dealt.
I have a goal for the Pens......Get it done in regulation. The Hawks ruled that shootout like a Pharaoh. Would like to see our boys get it done in regulation and eliminate the chance for Patrick Kane to deke MAF's jock off.
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