“We got net presence there, we got a guy who can shoot it and a guy who can transport it. Hopefully, it’ll be a good line. We think we’re a better team with those guys in. Anytime you’ve been out for a while sometimes you’re not as smooth as you’d like to be and sometimes you’re good right off the top and then you go in the tank for a couple of weeks. But we’re confident he’s a real good player and he can help us.” –Mike Babcock
Can you guess who he’s talking about? It’s the return of Valtteri Filppula. Which means the end of the world….of scorecraft – according to Khan(!).
So after the Dallas debacle on Thursday, Babbles has decided to break up the Cleary-Datsyuk-Hudler line…apparently trying to give them a funny nickname cursed them to death. No Rafalski tonight (back spasms) and as of 3:30 PM (EST), we don’t know who is going to be scratched. I guess we’ll just have to see who plays against the Buffaslugs – I’m guessing it won’t be Drew Miller. And hey, Mikey Mo is back!
And oh boy – Joey MacDonald is starting…meaning I’ll never feel safe tonight.