I think we're good defensively from the defensemen standpoint. I'm disappointed that we're not seeing more offense from some of our defensemen who were brought here for the offensive part of the game. I have yet to see it in some of their cases. The forwards just have to bear down a little bit more and get the puck on net. We fire high and wide so many times it's like comical almost. When we get two-on-ones and three-on-ones, we have to create good scoring chances for ourselves. Those are chances we get because of our speed.I don't know. I put a call into the coach today (Saturday). I don't see it happening right now, but I'll know more next week. Tonight, Cody Reichard is playing and this is his opportunity. He's been patient all season long, and he's only been in three or four games. This is a good chance for him to get his stock a little higher tonight. This is his chance and he as to run with it.I think we have the goalkeeping to the point where they can give us a chance to win. (Audrey) Makarov gave us a chance to win last night, but we kind of gave up the good play that he had in net by only scoring one goal. We had so many opportunities that we have to start cashing in on them. This team was made with speed and skill up front and when we get those opportunities we have to cash on them.I don't know if we're too small up front. Some games maybe it looks that way, but overall I don't think we're too small. We have a lot of skill and speed. If there's anything about being small, we do have some smaller guys who can get bumped off the puck, but, hey, I don't see Mickey Lang or Brandon Marino backing down from anybody in this league. They can dish it out as well as take it.
I think right now if we have to upgrade the goaltending, we'll do that. If we have to go out and find a bigger forward who can really play the game and add some offense to us, we'll do that.I think the setup we have now with the three alternates is a good one. We may go the rest of the year with that. If we do name a new captain, it won't be for a while. Let's see if anybody else comes to the forefront from a leadership standpoint. I think it was important to include Mickey Lang in that. He's one of our best guys and our leading scorer and it was very cool moment to reward him for that.We overplay the puck a lot, and then we get a good chance and we shoot it high and wide. We can be eight feet in front of the net and shoot it wide. I don't understand that. That has to be something within the player.
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Komets at Elmira
Face-off: 7 p.m. Friday
Radio: WOWO, 1190-AM