Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:32 PM
He looked ugly early on. Stupid penalties, seemed to always be a step behind the opposition... since then, he's seemed much more composed. Not entirely sure he'll ever be able to jump into a top 4 spot, though. I still wonder if his impressive play could translate into him being moved. Knowing Holland (not saying it's a bad thing), Kindl will be qualified and stick around for another 2-3 years.
The most popular choice among the Red Wings as to who would volunteer to play goalie – several Panthers did in their game – was Brendan Smith.
"He's pretty competitive and he seems to be good at everything," Justin Abdelkader said. "He'd volunteer himself."
Babcock was a bit more hesitant about Smith. "Yeah, yeah, just work on getting out of your zone," Babcock said