It was a terrible thing to lose markov, but stop being so negative. If the whole team relied on one player to keep them together, then they didn't have much of a TEAM. Maybe losing markov will turn out to be a blessing in disguise, but i'm an optimistic person (must be the california sun). Now as far as MA coming up I'm excited to see what he can bring to the power play, because it was a good game Saturday, except there was no pressure on the PP. A 5 on 3 and you dont even move your feet or skate to open the d up, just shoot from the point... Is this a professional team? I've seen Pwee games with better PP's. I'm hoping that MA can turn into schneider for a lot less green. Once again though this is my optimistic side... let me try to see from the dark pessimistic side... He's small, but has a shot, he will do terribly, but if he shows up on fire, then i'm jumping on the band wagon and claiming I knew it all along. Here are some facts to chew on that might shift preset ideas about size, in a much rougher league Henri Richard who was only 5-7 and 160 lbs is one of the Best Montreal Canadien Players of all time, and one of the best NHL Players of all time.