I feel bad for fans of Canadian teams... for being fans of Canadian team.
Aside from the Jets, I'll give you that one.
Vancouver are diving sissies, Edmonton is the one team with a string of top picks that can't even put together a playoff season, Calgary is just atrocious, Montreal is a bunch of midgets and they have horrible fans, Toronto....well, they're just ridiculous in their own special ways and Ottawa has Chris Neil and Jared Cowen so they're derps too and they choked beyond hard in the SCF way back when. The Jets at least are looking up and still have a shot at the playoffs, mind you they have same battle the Wings do on their hands.
The wings need to get back to basics. Cycle down low and set up one timers up top, they try to be toof****** fancy for my liking. How did we dominate for years? Lids and Schnieds one timers, and Raffi and Lids one timers. It's a simple strategy!
That's why I can't believe they don't have Smith on the PP. Other than Kronner and Alfie, no one can one time it better than Smith. I'd actually have to say Smith has a better one-timer than Kronwall.
What would it take to scoop this kid outta Nashville? Was watching their game last night and forgot he was even there.
Nashville top four is Weber, Josi, Del Zotto, Jones. Where does that leave Ellis?
Very offensive minded in junior. Right handed shot, PP guy. Younger Rafalski type?
Smith Lashoff/stay at home vet?
Past his slapshot, he doesn't have much to offer. Not a particularly good passer, which Rafs very much was and he's not good defensively which is why it took him so long to break into Nashville and why when you watch Preds games you more or less forget he's on the team. Very sheltered ice time.
Like I said in the last GDT, the Wings are like an Army without a General without Z. The leaders we have who can step up are Kronner, Alfie, Mule and Legwand. Mule and Legwand have been busting ass, Kronner has ben on/off on/off lately and Alfredsson has been a ghost since the Olympics. With Dats out also, it adds a lot more burden on those 4 guys, with Z out, we don't have that guy that throws the team on his back to make the post season. Mule can try, but he's not the leader Z is. Z turns it up 6 gears when it's on the line.