That series was a synopsis of our whole season. Couldn't score. Special teams sucked. Clearly were out coached and Ericsson was on the ice for a big goal against. To the people who think a move at the deadline would've helped should be happy now that we saved the picks and prospects because without some proactive thinking this team was going nowhere. Tough last game for Pav, hope he stays but I think thats it. I would sell the house, farm, cars and even the kids to get Stamkos. Once in a 10 year type span to get a player like him. Show him everything he wants to see and at the end of the day if he wants to go somewhere else so be it...but please put in some effort. This organization is stale and needs a hockey trade or two. There are many servicable guys on this team still but roles need to be redefined.
Isn't a statement like this pretty much the definition of prejudice? Judging an entire race/ethnicity etc. based on a stereotype?
Not if its the truth, in the history of hockey Russian players have been known to be sub par defensively and superior offensively. It's not the truth for all ( Datsyuk ) but on a large sample size its the truth. No different in the NFL saying that the majority of great QB's have been white, majority of the best RB's have been black. I'm from Canada, we suck at soccer, always have. Brazil does not. It's not racism, prejudice, or politically correct BS, its the truth. A fact.
Glendenning - Abby - Sheahan will be playing against the johnson line, already confirmed by Helene
Never understood the strategy of creating a line to "shut down" an opposing teams top line; when said line will not produce any offence at all. This just means youre wasting 20 minutes of the game not scoring. If the other team's top line scores just once, youre basically starting a 2 period game down 1-0.
Don't know if translating my brain to a post makes sense there but I'm not a fan of this strategy lol
I'd like to use Dats - Helm -AA against that line since it has a balance of speed/offence/defence. (You know, what an ideal top line has)
What is their to understand? That line has killed us. Create a line to stop them, any scoring from our guys on that line is a bonus. That line has some speed and some grit, I like the move a lot. Someone has to be in Johnson's mug all night. I have a feeling it may be Glendening's turn to take that role.
This team probably won't even make the playoffs next year without Datsyuk
Really, what has Datsyuk done in the first 2 games? He's been terrible, and if you take off the rose colored glasses he wasn't all that good in the regular season. Flashes of brilliance but his game wasn't consistent.
Holland is the idiot, It's clear who's running the show in Detroit and its him he constantly ices this s***ty defense. I'm sure he inclines Blash to play the vets too AA and Larkin need more ice time and the other needs to start playing center asap. If that doesn't happen and Mrazek doesn't get the net in time this series is over, future is bright indeed.
Tell me why Larkin deserves more ice time? He hasn't done anything for 25-30 games, teams figured out they need to slow him down in the neutral zone and he has done nothing to adjust.
WHy all the panic? It's total amateur bandwagon fan hour around here. The series is 1-0 and it obvioiusly clear we can play with these guys. Mix up the lines a bit and bury our chances.
That was definitely the Green we paid for. He was excellent. Richards had another gear tonight too. Howard got outplayed but that was not the difference in the game. We have to find ways to get the puck in the net because I think for the majority of the game tonight we were the better team. On to game 2.
Everyone will blame Jimmy because thats what people do and I do think Bishop was the better goalie but the only factor in this game is our inability to put the puck in the net. Good hockey game, series has a little stink to it which is good.
One of the classiest guys ever to lace em up for the Wings. He doesn't owe this franchise a thing. Worked his ass off every night and never complained. I think if Pavel played in the late 80's/early 90's he may be up there with the all time point leaders. We will pay the Pavel tax for one year but he's obviously leaving for strong personal reasons. I think he's pretty banged up beyond what we know. One more run with the Magic Man, lets make it count.