Boy did the Red Wings ever need a break and they got one. Feels great to get a win at home, even though it was due to a horrendous mistake.
Proud of this team still. They competed hard yet again and that's a positive with so many injuries.
Z and Jimmy were terrific. I thought this was the best game Nyquist has played in awhile. Riley Sheahan is beyond NHL ready and Glendening brings much needed energy. The future looks bright at least, once the spare parts on the roster are gone.
I seem to be the only one who thinks this but I think Bertuzzi has been really bad...
He makes bonehead passes and takes bad penalties, and of course hes terribly slow. Doesn't do anything on defence and when he does he tends to take that penalty.
On a positive note hes basically all we have when it comes to a net front presence, and hes decent when playing with Z and D together as he seems to be more confident
You aren't alone -- I completely agree with you about Bertuzzi. He consistently has quality linemates and PP time, yet contributes hardly anything offensively.
Everyone focuses on Sammy and Cleary (rightfully so), but Bertuzzi has only been marginally better than those two. I would prefer all three to be healthy scratches when/if the Wings start getting bodies back. Sheahan, Jurco and Glendening all bring much more to the team already than those three.
Needless to say, I will be very upset if any of these guys are back next season.
I'm not even mad. Could have easily won again, just like in Anaheim.
The calendar is moving along, though. Much more of a hole and the playoffs may not happen. Somebody get healthy -- I'm so sick of hearing "the injured players are close." They have been claiming that for nearly a month.