Despite O’Brien’s 2 point night, I still don’t think he belongs on this roster.
DD looked shaky as a house of cards in the first half of the opening period. I was convinced he wasn’t going to hold up for 40 more minutes. Hopefully this gets the butterflies out and he can settle in with a couple of optional practices and some gimmies (knock on wood) against the Kings.
I remember a shift late in the first where the entire first line was on the bench and had their heads down huffing and puffing. The vaccine effects really took their toll but they still managed to play through it.
I think you’re spot on with Burky too. He was really moving and then hit a wall halfway through the game.