One thing I have noticed in looking at the roster is that there are bigger and longer Defensemen on the team and they seem to be going after those kinds of kids on Def. - the Big 10 and ACC type players. Need that to continue being competitive on Defense.
Stone had been nicked up, but don't know to what degree. I didn't know that Zellen wasn't going to play. While I get some insights, I try not to ask too many questions and not much if any information is ever volunteered. I can only assume that Kluck, with Zellen not playing was going to spell Troy at LSM.
I love Perla and Fillipkowski at close because they bring some great athleticism and Connor in particular has the size and strength to match up with ACC attackmen.
Troy did do a great job of cleaning up 2-3 of the face-off's and I think Kyle got a good one as well.
I like Jacob much better as the 4th attackmen coming out of the box taking over Drake's role. Jacob seems much better suited to play in space.
I Thought Zellen did play during the game - must be wrong. I know that Simms did, I saw him and the announcers called his name a few times.
The wings did a much better job than they were doing last year 'cleaning up' You are correct. Good to see that.