Maybe I'm spoiled...Maybe I'm bored...Maybe it's the trade deadline...
This team some nights is simply brutal...No heart...Little desire...Watching guys pass the puck when they should've shot...Watching guys let someone skate right by, and create a scoring chance...Nobody playing the body with consistency when they're around our net...
Holland doing nothing (ok - maybe I'm a retard, but for christ's sake do sumthin...Maybe swap Smith for Sabre Dman Franson...Both have 1 yr left under contract, and both will then be UFA's...All Holland would gain is roughly $500 K against the cap...Give us fans some hope, a change to the roster, some new blood - anything).
I'm a typical Detroit Red Wings fan...I'm spoiled...I'm bored...And the trade deadline is nigh.
Get ready for Holland to make a deal with LTIR and acquire Kronwall.
It's not a secret that many players would rather rest than play in the ASG. My only point is that yesterday's games looked more physically taxing than prior All star games. There was no hitting or shot blocking, but there was a lot of end to end action. I can see the older players not wanting anything to do with that in the future.
They also looked like they had a lot more fun than they have had in recent years.
The key to keeping the game competitive is to have a few younger players like Larkin in the mix. These kids playing with veteran all-stars are gonna show up to play, which in turn gets the older guys going. Larkin was all over the ice last night. That type of thing is infectious.
Epic all-star moment I'd like to see now that Larkin has the fastest skater record -
Phil Kessel is skating with the puck in the O-zone, Larkin strips him of the puck, goes back on a breakaway and buries it. Brent "Chewy" Burns is mic' d up - "He just did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs!"