Oh dear, when I saw Bab's said Zetterberg Nyquist Franzen I was stoked! When he said Datsyuk Bertuzzi Cleary I puked in my mouth a little bit. Seriously I feel Miller could help with offense more then Clears at the moment..
...at this point we have almost tried everything but this, what do we have to lose at the point? More games lol, but seriously when Wiess returns we could get a spark out of it. Play him with who's hot and get this big red machine rolling
I am official annoyed with the cleary signing. Reason #1 is that he keeps Goose down and #2 is that he has played and Tatar scratched. I gave Kenny and Co. The benefit of the doubt however it seems he really did not have any plan to fit Cleary in here...
Tonight was not a good night for him, but I think much of the rest of this season has been better than what most on this forum will tell you (in fact, up until maybe two games ago, I thought he consistently played better than Alfredson). He has a good skill set and he is versatile. He just needs to get a little more comfortable in the Winged Wheel and develop some chemistry with a couple of guys.
This all the way. To spark him just have him center Dats and Z for a game or two haha. But seriously
Was totally blind sided by this this morning, re-read the text three times to make sure...I just saw now to what term and I won't lie it looks good, AS long as we don't loose Tartar or Nyquist to the minors!!
Sure, if your line porn means three non-physical players on a single line. In case you'd forgotten, Zetterberg and Datsyuk have, when together on a line, seen their greatest success when paired with a physical player who can do the grunt work in the corners and screen the goalie. Holmstrom is an excellent example of this. Brunner is not. Nyquist would not be either.
It would also be a line lacking in any sort of physicality, anyone to clear space, and anyone to do the dirty work in the crease.
Datsyuk and Zetterberg are both well known for their grunt work all over the ice, however to fit your model of player for this role how about Datsyuk Zetterberg Tatar
....Tatar is amazing around the net and could be holmer with sick skill and again line porn does come to mind (no pun intended)
What happened to helping the team? If you could be a part of the best third line in hockey AND a spot on the power play what the F? I don't like the thought of him more less demanding a spot in the top six...that being said I still feel Brunner is still a Red Wing until he's not