Because he's a damn good hockey player, that deserves to be an everyday player on this team... or he's going to be a start elsewhere, rather than here.
Absolutely agree. Tatar has really clicked with Abby and Andersson too the past few games. I'm fine with a third line role for now -- Nyquist and Brunner flourished there with Andersson and Tatar can do the same. I don't see Tatar being scratched any time soon again with the way he has been playing.
Well, unless a very different Wings team from the first period arI'm not sure that losing Flip hurt all that much.
He may not have been scoring much, but at least he's great at skating through the neutral zone, entering the zone (without just dumping in the puck) and setting up some offense and battling on the boards. We have ZERO of that going on, so having Flip would be a huge help in that regard. At least we'd be getting some offensive possession.
Saying we're not missing anything without Flip is just stupid.
He was. He was more pissed about the benches being side by side than anything else though. That's all he went on his rant about, nothing about the filpulla play really, only that it happened, and it shouldn't because the benches shouldnt be side by side.
Run with me here, guys. Maybe there should be people on the ice, who, like, aren't players (if that makes any sense?), but "referee" (not sure if I'm using the word correctly here) the players to make sure this s*** doesn't happen between the players? Maybe some sort of consequence can be given to players who act in, I don't know, an unsportsman-like manner?