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#2508477 Nyquist since Datsyuk's Return & Unnatural NHL Development

Posted by Aznknight on 10 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

Gus suddenly not scoring after his scorching hot streak looks bad on paper, but is actually a great thing. The Wings have always played a team first system. Bowman implemented this in the 90's and we haven't looked back. Remember the grind line? They scored TIMELY goals not hattricks. This is why when you track other players' who have been traded away by the wings they only go one of two ways; the players either become the team's best player or are never heard from again. When they become that very rare occurrence of being productive and flying under the radar, Holland trades for them back.

Going back to Gus' situation, he's a goal scorer/game changer but he's in a team/defense first mentality. When Dats returned, he and his linemates were given a different role. Their line was to cycle the puck and push through the defense so Dats and his line could score. Yes Gus should be on that line to score. However, the post season is upon them and they need to start playing as a unit on a system designed to win 2-1 games. Gus has not lost his touch and his line will be a game breaker come playoff time. How if nobody there is scoring? By attracting enough attention to the point of the team shuffling their lines before every game to match up. This creates chemistry problems. In a game where every inch on the ice matters, this is very significant.

In short, Gus is not scoring because he was given a different role and is matched to play against scoring lines.

#2505509 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by Aznknight on 03 April 2014 - 11:53 AM

Hart Memorial Trophy definition:
Player judged most valuable to his team.
I think he should be in the ballot by that definition.

#2503397 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by Aznknight on 29 March 2014 - 09:24 PM

Who is this Darren Helm and why isn't he receing speeding tickets

#2501148 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Aznknight on 25 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

Who's Gustav Nyquist and why is he scoring all our goals

#2498304 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by Aznknight on 20 March 2014 - 09:16 PM

Im so proud of this group. They pull through no matter what.

#2495497 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by Aznknight on 15 March 2014 - 03:54 PM

This fight was for the fans. You know, the people supporting the team. I heard cheers. I saw sportsmanship and class. Best of all, I saw a great fight.

#2492919 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Aznknight on 07 March 2014 - 09:56 PM

Legwand is great and fits well with the team. I'm very happy with the trade

#2491118 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Aznknight on 05 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

Watch Legwand step on the ice for the first time in a wings jersey and his groin explodes. One of the debris hits Kron in the face and he falls on jimmy breaking his leg. Jarnkrok goes to nashville and scores all the gwgs for them including all 16 in the postseason.

#2461161 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Aznknight on 04 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

If this was NHL 14 I would trade Howard right now.
But...we like our team.

#2459536 12/1 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Senators 2, Alfredsson scores ENG

Posted by Aznknight on 01 December 2013 - 06:06 AM

Alfie with a hatty

#2449513 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by Aznknight on 01 November 2013 - 05:00 PM

Just fckin win

#2436702 will you tank red wings games due to the cleary signing

Posted by Aznknight on 15 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hey let's tank a game because the Wings re-signed the player who outscored Zetterberg and Datsyuk last post season. This player also plays with grit and tenacity EVERY shift and is a leader on and off the ice.

If you've never played hockey (beer leagues, triple A, pro) in your life, you will never appreciate what Cleary brings to the table. If you have or do, then you've never fully matured in regards to your hockey sense.

Never question the heart of a champion.

#2435871 Sedin Twins

Posted by Aznknight on 11 September 2013 - 03:56 PM

They're fantastic players. They play against the opponent's best players every game. They don't whine like Crosby or Malkin.
If they want to negotiate together then all the power to them. I hate Canucks fans and dislike the team equally. However, no one can question those two's heart and skill and love for the game.

#2435315 Canadian Olympic Jerseys Leaked?

Posted by Aznknight on 06 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

They could be wearing purple barney tank tops and they'd still rotate any team upside its head.

#2435314 Datsyuk Robbed

Posted by Aznknight on 06 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

It was probably dats' jockstrap collection he's taken from goalies