It all boils down to this: Boston is just better. MUCH better.
Exactly. People need to take the homer glasses off, and set their emotions aside. This team at this stage in its growth is nowhere near as good as Boston. Hell, probably half of our lineup tonight started the season in Grand Rapids, and not just started the season there, but likely would have finished it there if its not for all the injuries. Theyre young... its called growing pains, we're not used to it because of the steady line of vets we've rolled through here... its a changing of the guard in Detroit... We're not as good as we like to think, we've been spoiled. It's going to happen all over again though as these kids get more experience, and size, we're going to be that deadly team again, especially up front. On the back end, the D really needs help, it needs a solid vet.
Posted by brandon27
on 02 November 2013 - 09:42 PM
and that question would be "Why oh lord do Kenny and Babs keep coddling our washed up vets?"
Well, in a way I get it... we like to play solid, winning hockey. Young players make mistakes. Let them learn in the system the right way, our way, and let them ripen. To do that, you have to hang onto the vets who know the system, you know limit the mistakes. Young guys are always going to make the mistakes, we want to limit that. However I agree, at some point in time... you need to move on. That time is now, actually it was last year IMO for some of these older guys on the roster, and these young guys ready to move it on up, before we loose them.
Posted by brandon27
on 02 November 2013 - 09:31 PM
I just don't get Samuelsson on the point, it doesn't work.
Samuelsson on this roster just doesn't work IMO. I dont see the value that he brings to this team at all. As much as I dislike Franzen and his laziness... I'd rather see Sammy gone, Franzen in the lineup somewhere deep, and Tatar on the third or second line.
CBC showed the replay, with sound, no commentary. The ref clearly blows the whistle back at center ice before the pass is even made to the goal scorer. Argue the ref's decision to make the call all people way... but listen to the replay, he clearly blows the play dead. It is what it is.