Every Thursday I’ll give you my quick $0.02 worth.
I was very impressed with how Mike Babcock had the RWs ready to play on Wednesday in Vancouver. There was urgency from the opening face-off, and they kept at it even after they fell behind, 1-0 in the first period.
This tells me that Babcock can still grab the players’ ears, after some eight years behind the RWs bench.
This was a game the RWs needed, and after Babs bitched and moaned for two days after the Rangers loss, I was eager to see how the team would respond in Vancouver to kick off a 4-game road trip that several players said came at a good time.
Well, the team responded very well and it shows that they’re still playing for Mike Babcock, all hands on deck.
Also great to see Patrick Eaves back in the lineup! Here’s hoping Darren Helm joins him soon!