well hopefully datsyuk wakes up in the olympics because he looks invisible. he can use those games to get back into it. unless hes still hurt
I believe that he is still injured. the last two games he was unable to exert any pressure on his right leg, and he was slow and out of position. That is not a healthy Datsyuk. He was knocked off the puck with ease, that is not a healthy Datsyuk. He is 35 years old and he is the captain of team Russia playing in Russia, so i can entirely understand why he wants to lead his country in the Olympics. I just hope that this is not the last time we see him play for the Wings this season.
Ken and Mick said he was being benched for misplaying the Rangers tying goal.
As some one who resides in St. Pete Fl and that has had a chance to watch Tampa Bay for the past 15 years, I recall a certain Stanley Cup winning coach here who pulled the same stunt, allow certain players to chronically play poorly but bench one guy, goalie or otherwise, and then he soon received his walking papers just to end up in NY and now Vancouver. Bert on the fourth line, seriously.
No but most goalies Dive to draw a penalty... There was no scoring threat, he just made a big save and no one was near him, what positive comes out of diving? Infact diving there would probably be the worst option because if the puck dropped in the crease it probably would have counted but instead it wasn't a serious scoring threat, hence the play getting blown dead... There was 0 to gain by diving?
I'm more concerned of our horrible net front coverage then a "possible" injury on a goalie that if he didn't go down would have made the easy routine save on the rebound that was on the ice if I'm correct. That wasn't the turning point... Andersson not being able to take a man in front of the net twice is a lot bigger of a problem
I could not agree more, Andersson lost Ribeiro twice in front of Howard which resulted in two goals. Not too mention he lost the face off on both of those goals. He was very weak tonight, not sure why.