Martin Gerber gets the start in net tonight after a so-so outing from Ray Emery in a loss to the Isles on Wednesday.
"Asked if the decision to start Gerber was made before or after the loss to the Isles, Paddock said: "Only I know that." "
Paddock is a strange cat. He seems to be wary and mistrustful of the media while his predecessor Bryan Murray was the exact opposite. Murray would almost always be forthcoming with the press and enjoyed a good relationship with them. Paddock uses the media to throw players under the bus but generally likes to stay cryptic.
Like what kind of answer is "Only I know"? How clever John.
Radek Bonk is enjoying a resurgent season in Nashville and the Tennesseann is all over the story.
Players to watch tonight are Shea Weber and Martin Erat for Nashville. Weber just recently returned from a knee injury and is every bit as good as Dion Phaneuf but sneaks in under the radar due to playing in Music City. Erat is stealing playing time from Alexander Radulov.
Will Brian McGrattan play tonight? If Paddock disregards Ottawa's toughest player again, look for Jordin Tootoo to go after Ottawa's star players (and probably get away with it).