Not that I think Noel is a great coach, but having Pavelec as your starter will get you fired. Having a mediocre core that only knows losing and a GM that refuses to move any of them might play a role too. Good luck to Maurice, seems like a good guy from his TSN days, but he's got some work to do with Winnipeg.
Pavelec is one of the most inconsistent starters in the league. Cheveldayoff needs to go too. You need a 1st line C and you sign Setoguchi....and then proceed to sign everyone possible for the bottom 6.
I was saying this too, that I'd like Kane, and a couple of guys on this forum who watch him a lot more than I do were saying that he's a really dumb player who takes stupid penalties and isn't nearly as good as his stats indicate. I don't know how true that is or isn't, I was only looking at his physical attributes and his stat line.
Kane would be a whipping boy here within 5 games. His attitude and the amount he misses the net is absurd. He has a good shot when he hits the net 3 out of 10 times. Not a good passer or puck handler in the deking sense. Tons of speed and good hitter, but for his cap hit, he's not worth it.
Byfuglien is terrible and Babcock would probably shoot him if he played for our team. However, any of Wheeler, Ladd, or Bogosian would be welcome. I'm curious, if the rumors are true, who we were calling about.
If the rumour is actually true that the Jets are shopping all those guys, Wheeler, Ladd and Bogo are all really good pickups. I'd take Ladd over anyone else as he's a durable guy that has a complete game. He is exactly what the Wings need and I'd definitely trade a hefty pile to get him and Wheeler in a package. I'd say Nyquist, Marchenko, Almqvist, Pulkkinen, Patterson and a 1st. Not sure how many prospects they'd want, but that's what I'd actually be willing to give for Ladd and Wheeler, maybe more.
Tuzzi and Z were so happy for Tatar. It was very nice to see. The hug on the bench from the Captain really hit home.
Definitely a tremendous effort by the Wings all round in this one and to steal 2 point on the road is huge. Howie was incredible, Tatar and Sheahan were top notch also. Really hope that Sheahan stays for a little while longer.
I do think it needs pointing out though how, without Howard's stellar play, the Wings would have been beaten, simply because there were far far too many defensive zone errors - missed opportunities to clear the zone, giveaways in or around the slot etc etc. They really have to sort these out otherwise wins like this will be hard to come by. And it's not just the guys who we love to bash around here making these mistakes - Quincey, Kindl, Samuelsson etc. DeKeyser had one in the 3rd that nearly led to the Kings go ahead goal. Never have I seen stretch where the Wings have looked so sloppy defensively
That said, tremendous effort, and I loved how the Wings didn't back down physically.
The Wings finally did something to help Jimmy out though....instead of screening him and not blocking shots they sold out hard tonight as a team and blocked shots and played physical. A lot of the shots that got through to Jimmy were tricklers and then he made all the other saves and some of them quite big. He definitely had to save us on a few boneheaded turnovers.
Sheahan and Tatar show some chemistry, why not keep Sheahan and demote Andersson to fourth line? Send Glendening down.
Glendening has been our best PK guy and he's twice as fast as Andersson and forechecks harder and better than probably anyone not named Helm. That's an element the Wings also need to keep along with Sheahan.
i think a lot of ppl looked at nyquist and thought intant classic and possibly the next datsyuk im not going to say he wont be but right now head and shoulders tatar is amazing i have always wanted him up and when he had to deal with the whole crap earlier this season with being scratched it disqusted me now that he has proven over and over again his deication maybe babs will realize he deserves quality ice time
Nyquist has really good chemistry with Z, he just needs to bury a couple to get back on the horse. Give Dats Tatar on his wing and I'm sure we'll see the chemistry they had the couple times they played together and then move Franzen and Alfredsson around on the other wings on those lines and you have a pretty dirty top 6 once the team is healthy. I don't care who is better...we have both. It's like comparing Dats and Z.
i agree kip always liked tatar more all around better at everything and he just gets better
He's used to the NHL size and speed now and you can tell he's comfortable out there. He's got swagger. He's hanging on to the puck and making things happen. He's not afraid to drive the net with the puck and it's getting us goals lately. The past 3 games he's been ridiculous.
I am so far beyond impressed with Tatar. His dad passes away, he plays. And he doesn't just play, he was absolutely awesome. He really showed a lot of heart out there for his dad. I'm glad that we have an undersized forward on the the Wings that plays with as much heart and compete level as Z and Dats. To me, Tatar is a true Red Wing and showed why tonight.
Hopefully the pictures work below. I finally got around to unpacking my hockey stuff and set it up in my spare room as best as I could. Hope you all enjoy. I would love to see other LGW'ers hockey collections as well. Mine is mostly Wings, so I figured you'd all like it.
Z is a huge beast! Tatar stepped up, Nyquist stepped up, Marchenko was solid and didn't look out of place, Jimmy's playing like last year Jimmy, Cleary got his 7th point and Miller and Andersson got goals in the same game.
Ok, thanks. Though, I don't need an app to avoid basketball.
You do if you ever watch highlights on TSN. Raptors.....barf.