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#601 puckbags

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:59 PM

The kings were probably the scariest 8 seed ever.

 

Yep they were until we are the 8th seed.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:00 PM

Good game but as usual no win can be 100% enjoyable. Ericsson out is another huge blow to this team. 

 

 

Thought Ferraro looked okay other than the one bad puck loss. Nyquist is a boss. Howard had a good game. 

 

And again, we suck in 3rd periods. 



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:00 PM

E gone for awhile with a broken finger.

Even good nights can't end well.

just curious, was it the middle finger? :sigh:



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Possibly. I might be one of them ha, but I wouldn't stop my criticism of the aspects of his game that need critiquing.
I did try to make it as clear as I possibly could when I bumped the Howard thread that it wasn't because of a single game or instance or even a small sample of games. I was only looking at his rankings compared to everyone else for the whole season (and in March you should have a pretty good sample size to go off of!)
 
If he plays well then I'll give him credit, if not then I'll criticize him.
If he improves his game after being criticized, it doesn't mean that the criticism was undeserved at the time it was given.
And of course vice versa If his play degrades after giving him props for playing well, it doesn't mean that he didn't deserve the praise at the time.


Criticism is criticism, and can be deserved. It's those who call for a replacement after a bad streak that are overly negative. He's a starter, not elite, he's going to have his ups and downs. With a good team plenty of starters win cups.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

Now that was nerve wrecking as hell... huge win!!

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

We've got to make playoffs. We may finally get to see a fairly healthy roster if we do. God that'd be exciting.

Beat Pittsburgh and Toronto and we'll be competitive again.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

Find ways to win, every point is huge right now and that is the kind of game that could fire up a win streak.

 

Nyquist quickly becoming a leader with Datsyuk and Zetterberg out.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:08 PM

Damn just saw that Ericsson thing.. More Kindl f***!!!!

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:08 PM

Man I wouldn't stop playing for a broken middle finger, I'd wrap it up and show the refs my injury every chance I got.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:10 PM

Well since E is out now I would run

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:17 PM

Criticism is criticism, and can be deserved. It's those who call for a replacement after a bad streak that are overly negative. He's a starter, not elite, he's going to have his ups and downs. With a good team plenty of starters win cups.

I agree. I wouldn't call for his job after a bad streak, just that he improve. Now if these bad streaks happen more frequently or last longer than whatever length is deemed acceptable, then I would start worrying about finding someone else.

 

But again that works both ways. If he goes on a streak of playing well and winning games I wouldn't say that justifies his contract or future starter status until the bad streaks are less frequent and/or less disastrous.

 

And none of that will improve my opinion of things like his puck handling and rebound control until those specific area's are actually improved. Just because he can stop the puck for us doesn't mean he can handle it any better once he has it!



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:24 PM

It wouldn't be fun to make the playoffs unless we can do it with 13 starters injured. They are just rollin up the bet.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:26 PM

Every single night something new, tomorrow we'll read that Babcock cut his ass while shaving and won't be able to coach for a week.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

Find ways to win, every point is huge right now and that is the kind of game that could fire up a win streak.

 

Nyquist quickly becoming a leader with Datsyuk and Zetterberg out.

 

100% agree. Very easy to see that the captain has rubbed off on him in a huge way. He is like a mini Z out there. I think one part of his game that goes unnoticed is how rarely he takes penalties. Kid only has 8 penalty minutes in 43 games. 

What is it now like 25 points in 20 games? The kid is doing everything he can to carry this team down the stretch. 



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:32 PM

Every single night something new, tomorrow we'll read that Babcock cut his ass while shaving and won't be able to coach for a week.

 

I just got this mental picture of Babs shaving his ass.....



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:34 PM

 
I just got this mental picture of Babs shaving his ass.....


Disturbing, right?

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:41 PM

 

100% agree. Very easy to see that the captain has rubbed off on him in a huge way. He is like a mini Z out there. I think one part of his game that goes unnoticed is how rarely he takes penalties. Kid only has 8 penalty minutes in 43 games. 

What is it now like 25 points in 20 games? The kid is doing everything he can to carry this team down the stretch. 

 

With how good he's been and everything you just mentioned, I just can't believe the Wings brass tried to stuff this kid in the minors for another year (which is probably where he would still be if it hadn't been for these ridiculous injuries).

 

I understand the mindset of keeping prospects in the minors to an extent, but this might be taking it to the extreme and beginning to be more of a hindrance to the organization rather than a strong point.

 

Then again, maybe that's why he's been so good up here...



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:25 PM

 

100% agree. Very easy to see that the captain has rubbed off on him in a huge way. He is like a mini Z out there. I think one part of his game that goes unnoticed is how rarely he takes penalties. Kid only has 8 penalty minutes in 43 games. 

What is it now like 25 points in 20 games? The kid is doing everything he can to carry this team down the stretch. 

 

He’s next then. You know. Injured.  :ph34r:


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:50 PM

Haha Nyquist good??? Trade for Crosby. Franzen kill. Howard buy out. Win cup.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:56 PM

I'd say Nyquist has earned his permanent ticket to the big leagues. 


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