Don't really want to pick out individual players after such a fantastic team performance, but just a quick mention to Sam Jardine. He looked full of confidence, and was superb at both ends of the ice. Really looking forward to see how his development over the season.
Definitely the right call on the high stick.
Big part of the CHL fun for me is the opposition fans. All this nonsense online about Belfast and Cardiff fans noise levels and attendance, the truth is neither team comes close to European fans.
I would like nothing more than a home arena with a...
First period I was worried that missing Joey really stopped our offence and we didnt look like scoring. Second though was superb and Micky Mac stood up to the plate massively.
As has been said, to win against that opposition while not playing our best shows how good we are/can be.
It will be Cardiff or nowhere for Mo. Would like to see him at the club in some capacity, but I think his best days as a player are behind him. Instead of going for one season too many, I'd like to see him finish on a high and be remembered as the most successful captain in Devils history.
In my mind, the signing of Benti furthers my thoughts on this. Batchy on D, and a first line winger to come. We might not know who the last player is until a month from now, with Lord being patient on those waiting for a North American contract.
I think possibly the days of Benti as a first line winger have gone. Would be very useful a depth guy though on the second/third line to add valuable points, possibly the area we lacked slightly in last year.
What about this guy for one of those winger spots...
I'm starting to think possibly that the lines might be a bit different to what I first thought.
Import - Martin - Riley
Linglet - Dixon - Import (benti?)
Haddad - McNamee - Pope
Masi - Myers - Duggan
Masi looks a bit low there on the 4th line, but he might take over Batch's role...