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#121 Hockeytown0001



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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:48 PM

The next Yzerman. :ph34r:

If translated that means three Cup titles as captain of the Wings, I'd be all for it.

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#122 eva unit zero

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 01:11 AM

With Z hanging out in the top ten in scoring and being a Selke contender, it's not unreasonable to consider him a contender to actually be named for First or Second team in the postseason; the catch being that he has been playing both LW and C all year.

The interesting thing, though, is that it is possible for Zetterberg to get voted in on the all-star teams at both positions. The key to that trick would be receiving a significant portion of first place votes, and the remaining votes split up fairly evenly among other contenders, with at least three competing well for the second place votes. Add in Sharp, Kopitar, Crosby, Loui Eriksson, Rick Nash, and you have a group of guys which under the right circumstances over these last ten-twelve games could put Z in that unique spot.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:17 AM

"You're never going to outwork Hank, that's for sure."



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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:20 AM

Not quite sure what people are trying to get at here. Yes, he has slowed down a tad. Players do that once they get older and have a nagging back issue that is clear on the ice. Fact is, he DOES outwork most players on the ice, plays against the top line all the time, and yes, takes the most shots on the team or close to being most in the league but has become more of a setup guy with the linemates he has been paired with. Plus, honestly Wings fans you can't say you want to knock the guy for shooting the puck when that is the knock on a lot of players on this team. He is the next captain of the Red Wings and in the last 25+ years that says a lot for what the educated brass of the Wings think of him.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:44 AM

The only thing that worries me about Z is that sometimes he doesn't look like a guy who would be in year two of a twelve year contract.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:08 AM

I'm obviously partial to Zetterberg, but when I see that a guy who's "slowed down" is still top 10 in league scoring and one of the best two-way forwards in the game, I'm OK with it. Am I concerned with his lack of goal scoring/shooting? Absolutely. He's been hanging onto the puck too much and playing on the outside perimeter. I also feel that once the post-season hits he's going to go all out.

“You tell me how often it happens when a guy put up two points, has a good game, and next thing you know he sits for 10 games,” Kindl said. “But that’s in the past and I don’t want have that in my mind. I’m just excited for this new camp."

“I always tried to have confidence when I wasn’t playing. It wasn’t easy for me. You may think you played a good game and you sit down for the next 10 (games) and keep going back and forth, but all that is in the past and I’m just looking forward to a new challenge.”


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:25 AM

Scoring slump grips Zetterberg, other Red Wings

It sure seems like it's been a while since Henrik Zetterberg has scored.

The last time? Feb. 22 against San Jose.

Before that? Feb. 11 in Boston. And on Jan. 10 in Colorado.

And here are even more numbers for Zetterberg: No goals the last nine games, and 2 in his last 26.

"Absolutely you want to score goals," Zetterberg said Monday. "Even if you're having assists, it would be nice to get a goal or two soon."

While Zetterberg has 17 assists during the 26-game span, he's been a little cold the last six when it comes to that category, too. Try none. And that is one of the many reasons the Red Wings are struggling in March, with a 2-4 record that included a 0-4 start.

"If you don't score, you don't win games," he said. "That's been one of our problems."

Zetterberg was arguably the best Red Wings player while Pavel Datsyuk was out with a broken right hand through January. During a span of 18 games, Zetterberg had 23 points (six goals, 17 assists).

But lately, he just hasn't been able to finish.

If he wasn't getting any scoring opportunities, that would be one thing. But he is satisfied with that aspect.

"I get enough shots," said Zetterberg, who is sixth in the NHL with 268 shots. "It's more when I get a chance, I got to take care of it.

"You're maybe squeezing the stick a little bit too much. You think about it. You want to score instead of going with the flow."

But, Zetterberg isn't the only Red Wings forward struggling.

Since his five-goal outburst against the Senators on Feb. 2, Johan Franzen has scored one goal in 18 games. Todd Bertuzzi hasn't scored (one point) in 11 games. Valtteri Filppula has scored one goal and has three assists in 12 games.

"The goals-against was a big issue and we've been better at that," Zetterberg said. "Now it's the goals-for, instead.

"If we get that going, it'll be easier to win games."

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/a...s#ixzz1Gg6ny7Cg

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