Greetings from the morning skate, where I continue to field mocking questions about the cut above my eye. I went on to brag to anyone who would listen that after the collision in question, I did not miss a shift. What I failed to mention is that it was literally the last shift of the game, so it was never an issue.
Meanwhile, some updates:
“I think that’s fair to a point, and you know what, he could be a top-line center in this league for somebody else, and I’m not suggesting that’s what we’re doing with him. I like the way Matt (Cullen) has been able to assimilate the center ice position the last couple of games, so I want to stick with that,” Renney said. “With that it sort of shuffles Jarkko down the lineup and that has diminishing effects over time. I like putting offense on that fourth line, but I just don’t feel comfortable with that just yet at this point in time. I think he’s got to play a bit more and be in a position to come back and offer that up.”
Naturally, much of this can be traced to both Matt Cullen and Petr Prucha emerging from their scoring slumps. Because if the second-line was still struggling, I’d imagine Immonen would still be here.
I’ll be back with more later..