Redwings are all about the kids now .... Nyquist Tatar Sheahan have taken over if not for them we'd be toast
Been pushing for Callahan to be called up for a while so I can't wait to see him play , he's the type of guy who would help us in the playoffs if we get in
I wanna see Callahan join Glendening in becoming the ultimate s*** disturber duo...Some here may turn up their noses at this brand of hockey, but lets not kid ourselves - not only is it fun to watch, but more often than not it's these types of players who contribute most in the post season.
Throughout most the 90's, and up until the 2003/2004 'Dead Puck Era' - after regulation the chances of seeing a victor in the 5 min OT was about as successful in finding the Loch Ness Monster - Elvis - Bigfoot - you get the picture...
Now - all that said...The shoot out is a gimmick - although it does do away with what I personally despise (tie games)...Dunno what the best move is for the NHL/NHLPA; add more time to OT (maybe add another 5 min with 3 on 3)?
Lets see, one of two players who are on good contracts, are able to man a PP, and are pretty good defensively? I would have parted with one of Nyquist or Tatar and a B level prospect and a 2nd round pick easily.
Why? Because they are under team control, they are relatively young, and they fill a need that doesn't disappear the second week of April.