Tatar had a really good game. Shame he was 'rewarded' with being demoted to the 3rd line. Guessing he'll be sent down while Cleary is put in the top 6? Lol.
Zetterberg's back must be hurting from carrying around the team night after night. A Zetterberg shift is usually a good shift for us. Problem is the other 3 shifts suck, with the occasional good Datsyuk shift. In all honesty Dats should have had a goal or two on those 2 big chances he had, if either had gone in it could have been a different game.
Getting tired of special teams dragging us down. Can't keep letting in 2-3 PK goals per game. Can't keep taking stupid penalties. Cleary, Quincey, Kronwall, I'm looking at you guys.
PP is still an embarressment. Fluke goal tonight off a broken play, but otherwise it's not even giving us momentum.
Why didn't Babs play Mrazek tonight? I'm not blaming this one Howard, but the guy needs a rest already. Is there another goalie in the league that has played every game so far? It would be okay to play him every game if it was giving results, but right now there's no point riding Howie 'til he breaks down.
Hoping for a better effort next time.
Why is it a "fluke" goal when we score but not when the other team scores. You need to be objective instead of just bashing the Wings.
Holland was quoted saying he'd give himself 20 games into the season before evaluating his team. So we are almost half point their and yet some things are obvious:
1. Wings need a bonafide top pairing defenseman
2. I want to see Datsyuk getting another cup before heading back to Russia
3. Should this team not be a playoff team by at the end of February time to bring in the youth and hope for a great pick to start off the rebuild.
Get well soon Helm, this team is needing you more than ever
1. They have a couple of injuries on defense - Ericsson, White, Colo, Smith all missed multiple games. So it would be irrational to make any conclusions about the D-men that we do have.
3. The Wings will make the playoffs because they are still better than at least 8 other teams in the west.