by Professor ggrib
Anyone watching the Devils/Jackets game last night pretty much assumed the travel arranger had sent the Jackets to New York rather than Columbus, as they sure were not at Nationwide, BUT………they showed up. They showed up with resolve and WON!!!
Gotta hand it to Todd Richards, gotta hand it to the players. They picked themselves up from what appeared to be the ashes of defeat and rose to win. Based on the games played since their brief hiatus with 3 days in a row off a remanence of last year’s resolve, character and winning has started to emerge.
With the biggest “star power” injury list YTD, The Jackets are showing character. While the Devils have been watching the Jackets latest games, it was obvious the plan was to shut down the Johansen line. But they forgot Dubinski and his two small but mighty horses… Last nite that was not a good thing. To the tune of 4 goals. And of course the game winner by the Johansen line.
Let’s see; when Horton and Gaborik get healthy, where do they play? I suggest a line of Horton Gaborik and Artisimov. –at least for starters. I am not sure we should break up the Johansen line [at least Johanson & Foligno] or the Dubinski line. Maybe Horton, Johansen, Foleigno….. awsome!!!