Its not just that. All season I've believed that the Wings offensive struggles are in large part down to their transition game. In this 2nd stint Nyquist is bringing the puck through the neutral zone with speed, and because he has tricksy moves as well as pace he's forcing the opposition D back and we're gaining the zone much easier.
Unless your are a Zetterberg type player, if you don't have size in this league, then you need speed.
He has been an energizer bunny out there similar to what Helm is and what Tatar had shown this season.