On the Beat: Looking into your Cristobal

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Chicago Blackhawks,Montreal Canadiens,New York Islanders,On the Beat on May 25, 2009 — No Comments

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:

Playoff teams:

  • All three of Erik Cole, Scott Walker and Tuomo Ruutu missed practice todayDon’t worry Caniacs, all three are expected to play tomorrow.
  • Tim Sassone has some concerns about Cristobal Huet being the Hawks’ starting netminder next season.  Huet certainly didn’t inspire confidence with yesterday’s performance.

Non-playoff teams:

  • The Habs have signed Swedish winger Mikael Johansson.  His stats aren’t jumping off the page, but aside from money, it doesn’t cost the Habs to take a look and see what he can bring to the table.
  • If Game 7 were a regular season contest, rest assured that Marc Savard would have been nowhere near the Bruins lineup.  He had to have been hurt because he was better than his performance demonstrated.
  • Scott Gordon loves Kyle Okposo.  He’d better, he is supposed to be one of the cornerstones of that franchise moving forward.