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In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

30 October 2014 - 01:38 PM


I personally hate nicknames in sports.  They're seldom any good and everyone wants everyone to have one.  Not every player should have a nickname.


On the Wings, I can think only of Mule and Goose that have "real," non-shortened-name nicknames. 

There are forced nicknames that I'm not a fan of at all (or things like Goose that come from a bad pronounciation of Nyquist's name). 


Then there are the vast majority of nicknames that just make sense to use. Z. Pav/Dats. Gordie. Danny. Mike/Babs. Nicknames are very much part of real life and not something that only happens in sports. 


And I gotta say that I never imagined us being 9 games into the season with one of the biggest issues about the team being whether to say Nestrasil or Nesty. I thought for sure we'd talk about why Daniel Cleary is still in the lineup or why we re-signed Kyle Quincey. 

In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

30 October 2014 - 11:56 AM


This coming from the guy who tried to get that whole "Deisel" thing going? Aka "the worst nickname ever".  You're trying to hard.


Those other three guys have earned nick-names. Mule came from Yzerman himself. You are not Yzerman, and Nestrasil is no Franzen. He's slightly better than Emmerton. Emdog - another horrible moniker btw.

Nesty comes from Babcock himself... 


But I guess nicknames = serious business. 

In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

30 October 2014 - 11:41 AM

I don't see Nestrasil as ever being more than a third / forth line player in this league. However, my intention was not to bash Nestrasil, but to state that he should not be compared to either Franzen or Nyquist. He's not even close to the potential of those two, in my opinion.



Yeah, it's not an anti-Nestrasil thing, but when you've got the guy compared to one of your better goal scorers on the team... I don't get going after Mule every chance possible. When he's coasting and playing below his ability, sure, but why dog him when he's playing well? The guy is making less than four million, and when you compare him to other people being paid about that much, it's worth the cold streaks he goes through. He's started the year off with five points in four games. Let it go.

I wasn't really talking about Nestrasil being compared to Franzen, or Nyquist. Just the casual "why is Nestrasil in the lineup" comments that pop up pretty often. Or saying we should waive him, when Jurco is not impressing at all and we can send him down. 


Nestrasil is very new to the NHL. If he is starting out on this level and can add a bit of confidence when it comes to his offensive game, he will be a very solid player. He's not a defensive liability at all and he seems to be just quietly doing a good job regardless of situation. I can understand why he's not impressive to a lot of people, but he's been solid and he has earned the icetime he's getting. 




That's a nice quote to read.

Trotz gave a lot of credit to the Wings and most of all Dats and Z. He knows them well from his time in Nashville. 

In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

30 October 2014 - 10:17 AM

I guess when there's nothing much to complain about people will pick on a guy like Nestrasil for no reason. The guy is hardly making any mistakes on the ice. He's hard on the puck, good on the forecheck, makes great decisions defensively, stays calm under pressure.. reminds me a little bit of Sheahan who also isn't as flashy as Tatar and Nyquist but just does a lot of good things. Easy to see why Babcock has kept Nesty in the lineup.  


He just needs confidence. He's had chances, I could see him really benefit from getting a goal. 

In Topic: Chara out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

24 October 2014 - 10:58 AM

Not good for them. Their defence already looked downgraded. Long season though, I'm sure they'll be fine in the long run.