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.
As bad as todays game was I think Blashill is the right coach for this team. He openend the Wings up for a more attractive, offensive style. It might fall flat this year but I take Blashills approach over Babcocks defensive first style any time.
And by the way : It's not over yet. We still have all the chances to make the playoffs.
I'm confused, we have struggled to score goals all year...our style is still the same, if anything we are worse offensively under Blashill.
At this point I would rather be 4 pts back and playing great than 1 pt up and playing like hot garbage. People are slamming the D but this has been our problem since day 1 , we don't have a number 1. I love Kronner but he's a # 2, Green and DK are 3/4 and all the rest are 5/6. We have a whole pile of average d men. They can't get the puck up the ice and have no idea how to jump into the play. Tons of games left...lets get on a run here. LETS GO