Today’s Daily Cup of Joe offers a short collection of quick hitters.
Reimer’s level of play thus far is underappreciated. His 5-5-0 record is nothing special, but when context is considered, the impressiveness increases. Reimer has made eight of his ten starts on the road. In addition, he has done the heavy lifting in terms of tough match ups having faced Washington, Boston, San Jose and Florida.
The road ahead
With a long road trip following two home games, I think the ball is in Brind’Amour’s court to figure out what could be effective. Without the ability to dictate match ups on the road, Brind’Amour has leaned toward balance in the past. I think that likely makes sense again.
Though his point total is not incredibly high, I think the Hurricanes really miss Martin Necas. He adds another player who can skate and create in a way that pressures opposing defenses and also adds playmaking to the lineup.
I wrote about this in some detail in Tuesday’s game recap, but might the directness of Gardiner’s error on Tuesday leading to a loss five minutes later be what causes Brind’Amour to put Gardiner in the press box for a game or two to try to reset?
What say you Canes fans?
1) What do you think of my quick hitters above?
2) Everyone add 1-3 quick hitters of their own.