If Howard loses again tonight then I expect petr to start game 3. All this talk of Howard being so much better than petr lately is ridiculous. Howard has pretty much only been able to win every other game at best since he took over a couple weeks ago and even then he generally still let's in about 3 goals per game. He didn't win either of our last 2 games to help us officially clinch and he was average in game 1. If we lose again tonight then mrazek should get the nod because he can steal us games.
Zetterberg, talent wise, is where Yzerman was in his last few years. Difference is, Yzerman wasn't on the top line and we had Datsyuk and Zetterberg as young stars carrying the load. This team has no young stars so we keep Zetterberg on the top line role when he clearly shouldn't be there. It's sad to watch the decline of a player and the decline of an organization that doesn't have a future lined up.
Exactly. Thank you for an objective assessment.
Although they do have future players - they simply aren't good enough yet. Whereas in Yzerman's case - D and Z were already the best players in the league.
I think the Wings limping into the playoffs, or getting in back door, is over done. We had to play Philly, Boston, and NYRangers in 4 days. Every team that had to end the season like that, would have a tough time. Funny how the Wings don't get credit for beating Minnesota and Toronto in a back to back the weekend before, and dominated Philly in a must win. They had nothing left playing Boston and the Rangers. Those last 5 game of the schedule were brutal, but we went 3-2.