Posted by LeftWinger
on 30 December 2015 - 05:40 PM
Yes, but, maybe Nosek can put some goals in....it was no problem putting Larkin on the top line before he had any experience. I know he looked like he was NHL ready, but until he played in that spot we didn't know for sure. Maybe the skill of Nosek can put a spark in that line. Helm absolutely does nothing for that line and can barely hit an open net, Abby just isn't top line material, I don't care about pulling piano's or pulling legs, Abby (mad don't get me wrong, I like him) doesn't belong on the 1st line, he is best at checking and putting in some goals, like a 3rd or 4th liner. I believe he got paid too much and the Wings will regret it...much like Erection and so far Nyquist. Erection has come and gone () but at least Nyquist can grow some more, Erection has grown all he can and is now on the softening part of his hard career....ok, ok, I'll stop!
If Nosek doesn't gell with Datsyuk, switch it up again, but as it stands, neither Abby nor Helm belong in the top 6. Maybe when Pulk returns, try him again with Datsyuk....but when that happens, we'll be looking to trade someone for sure, too many forwards at the NHL level that cannot be sent down.
...maybe switch Nosek up with Tatar, but I just didn't want to mess with the 3rd's chemistry...
I hate our forward lines... I honestly think we would be a better hockey team if Brad Richards wasn't on this team. He's not completely terrible but he's blocking better players in the top six and dressing a better player in GR. I just can't think of any of the 4 lines that he wouldn't make worse by adding him to it