@andyt, I assume you meant to post this in the GDT.Tonight’s officials:
Jean Hebert #15, Ian Walsh #29
Pierre Racicot #65, Darren Gibbs #66
We had Walsh in the Tampa game so we’re 1-0 with him this year after 1-2 last year. Florida was 0-3 with him last year. The Canes were 3-2 with Hebert, Florida 2-5 last year. Hebert was 6th in the league with an average of 4 penalties per game. He’s also a relative outlier among his compatriots, he called a higher percentage of penalties in the 3rd period. Most refs call the most in the 2nd.
They'd be better off playing with 5 defensemen. Seriously. Johnson is below replacement level as often as he isn't these days. Anybody who trades for that guy has a head full of bees.Yotes dman Niklas Hjalmarsson is out 3 months with a broken fibula, sustained when blocking a shot from Erik Johnson on Saturday. LeBrun thinks they'll at least initially try to fill it from within, but I bet our old friend JR is on the phone with Chayka trying to move Jerk Johnson.