Post Game Analysis 10-3/Habs in Hurricanes Talk Posted October 4, 2007 · Report reply I can't believe everyone is bashing Nic Wallin. Both of those calls were questionable, at best, and the one in overtime was a complete phantom call. The play was whistled dead, the ref noticed 2 players on the ice and then raised his arm and called a cross check. Tell me how that is Nic's fault. I've been hearing the analysis of the game on "Home Ice" and down the line, every single commentator says those calls on Nic were garbage. Gleason was good? I thought he had a horrible game. Innefective, standing around while the Habs skated around him like he was a pylon. Mike Commodore and Glen Wesley were the best defensemen out there. Hedican had his goal, which is great, but he was anything but noticeable in making defensive plays. The power play does indeed gain the zone and move the puck, but the players are stationary. They need to be moving their feet to get the box to open up so they have shooting lanes or an odd numbered chance. In spite of the bad calls, I agree that the reason they lost the game was their failure to convert at least one of the 5 on 3's. The PK wasn't anything near as good as pre-season, either. Lots of running around in the defensive zone. My .02. Felt like someone had to speak up on Nic's behalf. I agree. I do, however think Gleason did play better than Hedican. At least he would make an attempt to keep the puck in their zone. I didn't see that of Hedican. I also think Hedican is still very concerned with putting his entire body full force into a check. The one I saw, I thought was very weak. We need defensemen who can check when needed.