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#2566118 Give Patrick Hersley a shot?

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 09:00 AM

I don't get why it's so hard to grasp the fact that every player develops at different rates. Some hone their skills at a very young age, others take a little longer to develop. Their are a lot of cases over the years where players didn't play their first game in the NHL until their late 20's, even into their mid to late 30's, believe it or not. number9, you pointed out that St. Louis didn't start his career until his mid 20's, and yet as an undersized player that was always told he was too small to make the NHL, he went on to be an All-Star, Hart winning player, who in all likelihood will be inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Is it really that hard to believe that a player who is 28 years old, has good size, is one of the top defenders in arguably the second best league in hockey, can be a serviceable player at the NHL level? I don't think anyone including Ekmanc was saying that he is going to come over and put up ridiculous numbers, making Wings fans say "Lidstrom who?", but it is possible he could become a decent 3rd pairing, power-play specialist.

 

In saying all that, I wouldn't mind giving him an invite to training camp this summer, but I wouldn't just hand him a contract based on his numbers over in Europe (KHL / SHL). We have a few talented guys that should make their way onto the big club in the next couple years, so I don't really see a fit, but it never hurts to give the guy a look.




#2566516 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on Yesterday, 10:18 PM

Wings held on, but that was a terrible third period. The PK was not good. When you have a team on the ropes finish them, don't ease up and let them back into it.

 

We are too damn nice that's the problem.




#2566514 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on Yesterday, 10:15 PM

Thank f***. We did NOT play great, and the officiating sucked balls. Usually we don't win under those conditions so I gotta hand it to them...

*pats butts*


#2566502 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Euro_Twins on Yesterday, 10:12 PM

Helm taken down, no call, empty netter nullified by an offsides.


I'm surprised helm didn't get A penalty


#2566508 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on Yesterday, 10:13 PM

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#2566499 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 10:11 PM

I know, but isn't it a moral obligation to take a potshot at the Leafs whenever possible?

I think they do a good enough job potshotting themselves




#2566484 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on Yesterday, 10:07 PM

This might be the most poorly officiated Wings game of the season overall.

5-1 in penalties and the standard has been ridiculously inconsistent.


#2566455 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on Yesterday, 09:55 PM

This in no way excuses the Wings not being able to shut this game down bit I'm amazed at the lack of calls against Florida.


Only Helm could pop one right over the net from 2 feet away.


#2566458 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by joesuffP on Yesterday, 09:57 PM

Ericsson the pylon out there covering the wrong man.

He also had to cover 3 men with everyone getting caught. Soft play by Z




#2566438 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on Yesterday, 09:34 PM

LOL@ Luongo all pissed off busting his stick.

 

He's upset at his deflated pucks. 




#2566427 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Euro_Twins on Yesterday, 09:24 PM

 
I don't think he's ready to be our #1 yet but he certainly has been pretty good since he's suppose to be playing in the AHL since our back up is hurt also.  How many games have we lost since he's been in goal?


I agree. Like I said I like him. Always have. I was more referring to the people saying we should trade Howie and roll with mrazek. It's just not a good idea, he still needs time.


#2566413 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on Yesterday, 09:07 PM

Apparently we can't kill any penalties when mrazek plays. Gotta save that

 

That was a flukey one.




#2566414 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on Yesterday, 09:07 PM

How many pp's have they had compared to us tonight?  We have like, what, 1?  And they've had like 50 million?


52 million 17 at last count


#2566408 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on Yesterday, 09:06 PM

How many pp's have they had compared to us tonight?  We have like, what, 1?  And they've had like 50 million?




#2566385 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by trule23 on Yesterday, 08:59 PM

4 goals from the bottom 6 makes me happy