We have a ton of leadership in the locker room that goes a long way, I don't see too much changing. Losing Babs will be a transition but not like what your making it out to be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Losing babs for say someone other than Blashill could actually bring a whole different change. Coaching style is an important aspect in this league. If we end up with the likes of Tortorella (just an example), that could dramatically change the locker room and on-ice work ethic and discipline.
Our best bet is Blashill because he's been groomed to work in the same system as Babs. I still think Babs is the best option. Except of course the options are his to take not the Wings.
The point is, there will definitely be a change in atmosphere with a new coach. Good or bad, who knows. But a coaching change does have an big impact. Especially in this league.
He played over 80% of the regular season games and all of the playoff games so far.
I'm not necessarily in support of the comment - at the least, the "very, very, very" could have been excluded. But, 'disappointing' seems... appropriate. Who knows what motivates this kid, though? Maybe it lights a fire under him and he lights Rockford up in the next series.
62 of 82 is between 75 and 76%.
He played 3/4ths of the season while trying to come back from a broken leg and adjust to pro level hockey. His stats (62gp,13g,18a,33pts) are actually really similar to Tatar's (58gp,16g,16a, 32pts) first year in GR. I'm not overly worried yet.
Maybe he gives a s*** about this team and wants them to do good.
Yeah, too often being pissed at losing is construed as negative. I'm pissed we lost, and I want us to get better. If trading Nyquist could get us a big winger who could help out Z/D in the playoffs, then lets do it. Standing pat does nothing, we showed we're close. Need some more pieces.
If you stare at the stats then everyone jumps on Nyqvist but he was a hell of a lot better than Tatar. He's always in on the puck and getting zone time. Tatar has no forecheck to his game and kills all offence if he's actually handling the puck and he also saved his worst game for game 7. He still dourest know how to play playoff hockey. Gus was good, sometimes it doesn't translate on the stat sheet, much like most of our forwards