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10/22 GDT : Vancouver Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings 7:00 PM EDT

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46 minutes ago, MabusIncarnate said:

Mindhunter is a good watch, finished that up the other night. Also interested in that new 1922 Stephen King movie.

On topic, it's not too comforting to know that Vancouver can handle us like this.

Ever seen Death Note?

 

How is the game?

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Ouellet had another costly turnover tonight and Green looked drunk and none of the defensemen were good -- but the Canucks exploited the bejesus out of Kronwall and Ericsson tonight. I'm sorry, but you can't have Kronwall and Ericssson in the top four, and you can't give Kronwall -- who literally has no cartilage in one of his knees -- first-pairing minutes. And when Kronwall is pinching and pressing all over the place and it keeps resulting in odd-man rushes and you don't force him to cut that s*** out, you are bad at your job.

"This shows how important DeKeyser is to this Red Wings team" will be the storyline, and it's true...to an extent. He's important because he takes some minutes away from Kronwall.

Bring up Hicketts. If there's no space, make space. This D group needs to not be a thing anymore. Not that I'm surprised by the results, mind you. Just saying.

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2 minutes ago, Dabura said:

Ouellet had another costly turnover tonight and Green looked drunk and none of the defensemen were good -- but the Canucks exploited the bejesus out of Kronwall and Ericsson tonight. I'm sorry, but you can't have Kronwall and Ericssson in the top four, and you can't give Kronwall -- who literally has no cartilage in one of his knees -- first-pairing minutes. And when Kronwall is pinching and pressing all over the place and it keeps resulting in odd-man rushes and you don't force him to cut that s*** out, you are bad at your job.

"This shows how important DeKeyser is to this Red Wings team" will be the storyline, and it's true...to an extent. He's important because he takes some minutes away from Kronwall.

Bring up Hicketts. If there's no space, make space. This D group needs to not be a thing anymore. Not that I'm surprised by the results, mind you. Just saying.

DeKeyser sucks too from what I remember.  Unless he's vastly improved from last season's version.

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6 minutes ago, GMRwings1983 said:

DeKeyser sucks too from what I remember.  Unless he's vastly improved from last season's version.

He's a 4D that we need to be more than a 4D because we don't have anything resembling a true 1D. I'm just saying there will probably be puff pieces written about how DeKeyser is a stabilizing presence on our blue line and how we desperately need him back, all when everyone -- including the Khans and St. Jameses who get paid to be mouthpieces for the organization -- knows we have one of the very worst D groups in the league even when DeKeyser is in the lineup. And it continues to piss me off that things have gotten this bad.

tl;dr Our defense sucks and it's depressing as hell that, after five years of no Lidstrom and no Rafalski, this is the best that Holland could scrape together.

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19 minutes ago, HadThomasVokounOnFortSt said:

Weird that a coach would actually outcoach Blashill. ;)

So far this season I actually haven't had much to complain about re: Blashill's coaching and decision-making. Tonight was the first game of the season where I felt like the other coach just straight-up owned his ass. Travis Green had a clear gameplan and the team executed it extremely effectively. We had no answer.

I think this loss falls mostly on the players' shoulders, but the lack of in-game adjustments was baffling. We came out of the second intermission playing the exact same game that had put us in a hole in the second period and Blashill didn't seem to give a f***. He and the players were totally outclassed tonight and they all took it lying down. Every single play that Z made with the puck tonight was a forced, low-percentage play.

Brutal. Just brutal.

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