Hall playing RW with Bergeron and Marchand tonight. There’s a swerve. Ullmark in net.
Bruins projected lineup in Tampa:
Changed up the PP last game for him too, right? Put him in Pasta’s usual spot (where Hall mad much success earlier in his career) on PP1, while shifting Pasta back to play the point?Matt Porter says Taylor Hall is taking a spin on the first line tonight. Montgomery is pulling all the right levers this year - good chance to spark Hall and smart to remove Smith from the 1st line against a stronger team.
Really like the idea of putting hall on the top line for a bit.Matt Porter says Taylor Hall is taking a spin on the first line tonight. Montgomery is pulling all the right levers this year - good chance to spark Hall and smart to remove Smith from the 1st line against a stronger team.
Unclear whether this means Smith at RW3, RW4, or that McLaughlin gets to play (earlier comments by Monty suggested that McLaughlin and Zboril might play against the Panthers). [Edit: Porter added lineup, Smith as 3RW. Smith is playing better of late so maybe reuniting the Freddy/Charlie/Smith line will pay off too.]
This should be a fun game. Win please.
Hopefully the last we hear of this nonsense:Counterpoint: fuck Pat Maroon.
It goes on, but not worth the space.TAMPA — Jack Edwards had plenty to say about Pat Maroon in November.
On Thursday, Maroon fired back.
In a 10-minute dressing-down in the Lightning’s dressing room, the burly forward ripped into the longtime NESN broadcaster, who showed up at his stall after the team’s morning skate at Amalie Arena.
In full view of reporters, Lightning players, and team employees, the 34-year-old Maroon told the 65-year-old Edwards how little he appreciated his comments about Maroon’s weight.
It is the first time the Bruins have visited Tampa since Edwards, during a Nov. 29 Bruins-Lightning game, gave an extended commentary about Maroon that praised him, but also included a crack about the 6-foot-3-inch, 238-pound winger consuming too much pizza.
Edwards mostly stood and took it without interjection. The length and intensity of the one-sided conversation had the attention of most everyone in the room. At one point, Maroon sarcastically asked Edwards if he’d like to see him step on a scale.
“I’m just watching to make sure Patty doesn’t rip his head off,” said Lightning defenseman Ian Cole, standing a few stalls away.
In a conversation with the Globe afterward, Edwards said he long ago learned that “if you tick a player off, you have to go to them personally, the first chance you see, and stand in front of their locker stall and let them wear you out.”
Methinks the lardy doth protest too much.Hopefully the last we hear of this nonsense:
Pat Maroon gets his chance to fire back at NESN’s Jack Edwards over comments about weight - The Boston Globe
It goes on, but not worth the space.
Beter than when I was in Boston, and I had the mother of a mite goalie explaining everything Swayman was doing well or not doing well according to her well trained "coach" eye.Unfortunately I am in the middle of a bunch of middle-aged Lightning fans who are harmless but super annoying with their constant lame encouragements of their players. “Nice save, Vassy!” “Let’s go, Heddy!” Jesus.