I drove all the way up from Houston to take my Gf to her first game at the Joe.
We got seats right behind the wings penalty box, just in time for Tootoo to come back haha.
Dinner at Fish bones right now, we are so so pumped for this game =)
I have been waiting for a lines thread, but i didn't want to be the one who started it. I didn't want to be internet grounded.
Here's what I'd like to see...
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER My Custom Lineup FORWARDS
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($5.500m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.950m) / Joakim Andersson ($0.733m) / Tomas Tatar ($0.840m)
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m)
Bench: Mikael Samuelsson ($3.000m) / Drew Miller ($1.350m) DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) / Jakub Kindl ($2.400m)
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Brendan Smith ($1.263m)
Bench: Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Bench: Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) ------ CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter) (these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion) SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $66,214,545; BONUSES: $3,010,000 CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,095,455
- I like the way Bert plays with Pav, and i think he has the offensive abilities to hang on a top line still. If hes injured just move Abby up, or plug Sammy in.
- 2nd line looks like a lot of fire power for a 2nd line. Hopefully Franzen steps up, and scores a ton with the new guys this year.
- 3rd line is the same as last year, but we switch Brunner w/ Tatar, and i think tots plays a more agressive/ defensive game then Brunner. This line was pretty good in the playoffs. i think once they get a little time together this group can be a very effective depth scoring threat.
- 4th line is a new version of the grind line. These three guys don't have a ton of scoring touch, but they would get the job done with hard work alone. Not to mention the amount of penalties they would draw. Id really love to see this line happen.
Dekeyser Smith (probably won't happen, but Smith needs a defensive D-man as a partner)
This is the same thing i was thinking. Deke is a solid defensive defenseman, Smith needs someone like this to partner with so he doesnt get caught pinching.
I know a lot of people were mentioning the Nyquist/Andersson/Dekeyser/Lashoff journey, but how about the journey of Petr Mrazek. Watching him play it's tough to remember this is his first year pro. Seems like last year he was playing those games in the ECHL not this year. Dude had some unbelievable saves at the end of game 6.
He made a sequence of saves all right in a row with about 5:30- 6:00 left in the game. I said to myself, this kid might have just won the game for us.
I hope he can continue to improve, and keep getting good game time like he is. This guy is hopefully going to be awesome in the future for the Wings.