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#2517606 What Happened to Nyquist?

Posted by darkmanx on 27 April 2014 - 12:29 PM

What happened to this kid during the last few weeks?  I realize you're not going to score a goal every game, but to completely fall apart offensively was shocking and disconcerting.


Is it because as someone mentioned, Datsyuk returned, and Nyquist somehow let up?  Maybe, but if anything, he should have had less attention on him after Datsyuk returned.  But the two events do seem to coincide.        


Was it the line combos changing?  I thought Nyquist had good chemistry with Legwand and Franzen, but Babcock decided to play each one on a different line (all of which didn't work).  I think that contributed heavily to all three players struggling in the playoffs (thanks Mike).    


Is it because we played a big, physical team like Boston?  Very likely, but that's not going to change.  We have to play in the same division as them now.  Also, his drop off started before the playoffs, so it wasn't just Boston.         


Or is it because he was hurt (the typical LGW playoff disappearing excuse)  Always tough to know who is or isn't hurt because of how much secrecy teams keep, but that's a possibility as well.   


It does remind me of Datsyuk disappearing in the playoffs in 2004 and 2006.  Albeit, Pavel was a better player at that time than Nyquist is now.      


Of course, I realize few very players played well for Detroit during the playoffs, so it's not just Nyquist.  All the young players struggled in the postseason. But still, with the kind of play he showed us after the Olympics, his drop off was the most surprising of all.    


I hope he can put this behind him and step up in the future.    


He carried the team for 2 months is what happened. Not to mention he was given no space in the playoffs, and the line when he was scoring those goals was Franzen - Legwand - Nyquist which never played once together from the last 3 games of the year, and all into the playoffs. Babcock f***ed up.

#2515879 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by darkmanx on 25 April 2014 - 06:49 PM

Last 3 years in the playoffs.


Dan Cleary - 30GP 16 Points


Franzen 24GP 8 Points



Let that soak in for abit.

#2511617 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by darkmanx on 19 April 2014 - 07:23 PM


#2511575 WCQF - Series F - Blues vs. Blackhawks

Posted by darkmanx on 19 April 2014 - 05:19 PM

I need to see this hit. 


#2510405 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by darkmanx on 18 April 2014 - 09:36 AM

I hate Crosby as much as anyone else. However, the refs didn't favor anyone in that game. Two penalties were missed and very very bad ones. A Slew-foot and a stick to the nuts.



#2510355 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by darkmanx on 18 April 2014 - 12:47 AM


#2510117 ECQF - Series B - Tampa Bay versus Montreal

Posted by darkmanx on 16 April 2014 - 09:37 PM

Well I see playoff Filppula showed up. Finished -2 and no points.

#2510109 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by darkmanx on 16 April 2014 - 09:07 PM

I can't figure out what team I hate more. Columbus or Pens.

#2509414 Bobby Ryan to Ottawa

Posted by darkmanx on 13 April 2014 - 04:53 PM

Nice way to dodge the point dark. Numbers don't lie. Ryan is nearly = to Perry, and is much better than Franzen.  

9 yes. Why can't we have both? Everyone acts like we are only allowed a limited number of good players.


No, anyone that can read that good for them. It is an instant headache.


Franzen = Ryan. Stats don't lie. Nyquist will be better also.

#2509235 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by darkmanx on 13 April 2014 - 12:41 PM

How have Ouellet and Sproul been doing? 


It's 1-0. So basically better then Kindl and Lashoff.

#2509066 Cabbie Presents: 'The Magic Man' (Datsyuk)

Posted by darkmanx on 12 April 2014 - 10:48 PM

Datsyuk is so humble.


#2509020 Sproul and Ouellet recalled from Grand Rapids

Posted by darkmanx on 12 April 2014 - 08:06 PM

Kindl and Lashoff out, Ouellet and Sproul in would be the smartest decision they could possibly make going into playoffs. 


I wish you could push the like button more then once.

#2508416 Nyquist since Datsyuk's Return & Unnatural NHL Development

Posted by darkmanx on 10 April 2014 - 06:39 AM

Quick, trade him while he still has value....

#2508396 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by darkmanx on 09 April 2014 - 11:57 PM


#2506858 A plea to Holland.

Posted by darkmanx on 06 April 2014 - 11:18 AM

Would take Markov before Orpik and Weaver.