First of all – congrats to the Flyers… What an unbelievable upset! Boston just laid down and died! And dont use the too many men as an excuse. If it was called 2 or 3 time in the playoffs, that is one thing, but 33 times????? No – you just did not get it done, and it is another black eye for Boston sports. This may hurt worse than Buckner.
Trevor Gillies – 14 games – 1 assist, 75 PIM -2
Yes – the Isles had a very good record when he played, but sorry fans, he is NOT the reason for it. I like his passion, his ‘stepping up’ and defending his teammates. He knows when to make the issue be big, and when to back off.
If Trevor was 21, I would really like his future. However, he is a journeyman, with these 14 games on his NHL resume. Could I see him back here next year?
However, he would seriously need to step the rest of his game, and not be a 5 minute a game player. Can he do that at 31? It is a big question, to see — I would definitely bring him to camp and see what kind of desire he has.
As far as a grade is concerned, I will give him a solid C+. I am a little tough on the grade, because he needs to step up the rest of the game.
Next up – Jeff Tambellini… This should be a doozy!