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#2666665 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 09 April 2016 - 09:16 PM

THere is absolutely no way AA and Mantha will play in the same game in the playoffs unless we are seriously desperate. Neither of them are even close to where they need to be defensively and when line matching gets really greasy in the playoffs they will get exposed. 
 
Z - D - Abs
Larkin - Sheahan - Gus
Helm - Glen - Tats 
Andy - Richards - Mantha/AA
 
Sheahan and Glendening have been very good lately.  The only way to get Z going is to play him with Pavel.  The other winger on that line could be anyone but Abby has been there and knows his role.  I just think there is no way AA and Mantha are in the lineup at the same time. 


Ya and that's the problem with the way our coach thinks, honestly I don't think AA is bad at all defensively


#2666583 25 YEARS BABY!

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 09 April 2016 - 03:48 PM

@HeleneStJames: "It's advantage us in coaching" - Jeff Blashill as he prepares to coach Red Wings against friend Jon Cooper & Tampa Bay Lightning

Jesus


#2666578 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 09 April 2016 - 03:29 PM

 
Look at your left wing.
Larks
Tatar
Mantha
Helm
 
Except possibly for Helm they are all suspect defensively. Any coach in the playoffs would overload that side. Over 4 games you are cooked.


Then throw one of Abby or Nyquist on the left wing. Larkin is not bad defensively. I really don't think any of our forwards are especially bad defensively. It's just on the wings everyone expects players to play defense like pav does abd like Z used to


#2666540 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 09 April 2016 - 02:40 PM

This would be the smart thing to role in playoffs

Larkin-datsyuk-Z
Tatar-sheahan-Abby
Mantha-AA-Nyquist
Helm-glenny-Richards


Anyone else have there input on what should be going on?


#2666462 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 09 April 2016 - 02:14 PM

Just play the right players, that's a lot of the problem


#2666098 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 09 April 2016 - 12:25 PM

This team needs to find their balls


Well that goal stemmed from the captain taking a dumb penalty so we should start there


#2663807 4/1 GDT : Minnesota Wild at Red Wings, 7:30 ET

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 01 April 2016 - 08:04 PM

Too many unforced giveaways we deserved that


#2663581 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 31 March 2016 - 10:08 AM

Mantha and Richards swap, what a joke get Blashill the f**k out


#2663402 3/29 GDT - Red Wings at Canadiens - 7:30 PM EST

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 29 March 2016 - 09:50 PM

  I posted this in some other game thread, and I'll try to find it again if anyone's interested, but Winging it in Motown had a nice piece on why Blashill's system hasn't worked, and it basically boils down to we don't have a D corps capable of playing the system Blashill has in place.
  Babcock knew what he had to work with(a mediocre defense), and kept a more conservative style of play as a result, which was boring, but led to less high-quality scoring chances against. Blashill's system is more aggressive offensively and allows the D to pinch more often, but it leaves us vulnerable to more quality chances against. Why Blashill hasn't adjusted to this not working by now is beyond me, and also our terrible PP
 
any-hoo, still hoping we can somehow eek into the big dance, but I also won't lose too much sleep if we don't


I get what your saying, but from my vantage point I'm seeing the problem being more in terms of in zone defense that is killing this team as opposed to bad pinches that lead to odd man rushes. So I don't really agree with the fact that Blashills system being a more aggressive one as the problem. It's about in zone coverage and quite frankly it's pathetic


#2663359 3/29 GDT - Red Wings at Canadiens - 7:30 PM EST

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 29 March 2016 - 09:22 PM

this game sums up nicely how we've played this year:
 
brief moments of greatness
 
followed by
 
long stretches of disastrous ineptitude


I know exactly. That's what pisses me off so much because they can look so good at one moment and then just a completely different team the next. It's mind boggling because you see the potential is there in those dominating moments


#2662763 3/28 GDT : BUFFALO SABRES AT DETROIT RED WINGS, 7:30 PM ET

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 28 March 2016 - 09:11 PM

This team can never make it easy


#2662403 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 27 March 2016 - 08:34 AM

Larkin - Datsyuk - Mantha
Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdelkader
Tatar - Athanasiou - Jurco
Sheahan - Richards / Glendening - Helm


I really like those lines. Gotta get AA more minutes, Tatar plays well with jurco and I think that line would play really fast. Hopefully pav would get Larkin going.


#2661513 3/22 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30PM ET

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 22 March 2016 - 08:25 PM

2-0 philly back to 9th in the east for us


#2661014 3/19 GDT - Red Wings at panthers - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 19 March 2016 - 07:35 PM

The biggest problem is that this defense is trash. Only 3 of them should be in the league. Get some legit puck movers not guys that blindly rim the puck like Quincey and e


#2661009 3/19 GDT - Red Wings at panthers - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 19 March 2016 - 07:31 PM

Two chances to clear and helm blows both of them