Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Devils in the Details
The line up churn continued last night, with Calvert and Dubinsky both being diagnosed with concussions. This on the heals of a trade that repaired one of the injury spots, so the net affect on the injury list was that it got longer. New acquisition David Clarkson played well enough for being thrown in with a team that he barely knows. This guy could be a good fit in our lineup, but it won't be until next year until the full potential of his contribution can be realized. He'll get another chance this afternoon to get more familiar with his new teammates.
On the draft position front, things go well. We are a mere point ahead of Carolina and Toronto, and if they both past us we could be looking at a third overall pick. That's gonna be a darn good player this year. I know the losing kind of sucks, but I really don't think its going to play out this way next year, and the draft position is a big deal for the future of the club going forward. We'll see how this plays out, but if ever a team needed to have a 'reset' button hit, its this team. The lineup churn mentioned above just seems to keep them from developing any kind of rhythm as a group. Oh well.
This afternoon, the face the Penguins in Pittsburgh. That should get their juices flowing!