I am so confused by our roster right now. Colaiacovo played well (when he wasn't injured, obviously) and gets bought out, leaving us with 7 defensemen.
We don't buy out any forwards, re-sign Miller and plan on re-signing Cleary and Brunner. Including Andersson, Nyquist and Tatar that gives us 16 forwards and we STILL can't properly fill the top 2 lines.
I almost would rather have seen Quincey bought out, if Colo weren't so injury prone; Quincey's cap hit is higher not to mention he has been a huge disappointment thus far, he provides almost nothing offensively and is not physical enough, especially for a guy who's supposed to be in the top-4 and being paid the 2nd most among our d-men
as for the forwards, we can only hope Holland at least has some sort of contingency plan to get us to the 14 forwards the team plans to carry; I just hope he picks the right 14
Anyone's opinion of Toews changed this series? I never knew him to be such a whiny brat. Great leader that guy. On another note reports of Kane maturing seem to be true. I can't remember one problem I had with him all series.
other than that drawn on "beard" of his, he wasn't too bad- just his usual cherry-picking douchey self
but yeah Toews took a page out of cry baby Crosby's book, disappointing to see
Well, unless a very different Wings team from the first period arrives, I think it's time for them to start booking tee times. The Blackhawks came to play for at least 40 minutes. The Wings are holding on to dear life only through the amazing ability of Howard. I'd like to see Bickel and Shaw end up somewhere through the glass, but I don't think Nyquist bouncing off of them like a BB off a brick wall is going to make that happen. Other than throw off the lines, which it appears that Babcock was dickering with anyway, I'm not sure that losing Flip hurt all that much. We have zero offense. In fact, we've all turned into Mikael "The Logo Killer" Samuelsson. No traffic, no goals. It's not like this is news here. I still have a sliver of hope that somehow the WIngs can find some confidence and play like I know they are able. Despite being down and the Hawks looking better in the first 2, I don't think they look unbeatable. Time to go get my DRW MacFarlane dolls out and create the uber shrine on the entertainment center. Maybe it will help?
at this point we all should be pulling out all the stops and trying anything
so yes, it's time to start playing with your dolls