We weren't looking for a defensive defenseman. Every defenseman we have is stellar defensively aside from smith's frequent mistakes and E's occasional mistakes. Kenny knows exactly what he's paying for with Green
Ha its kind of shocking that he just started learning English, and already speaks more English than datsyuk supposedly does.
Dats has to be fibbing about his knowledge of the English language, maybe he doesn't like dealing with the media or something..
But this years camp is gonna be fun, with all these high end kids coming in.
And ken Holland said Larkin, mantha, and svech are all going to be given chances to make the team out of camp, and he seemed more committed to the youth movement than in years past...
It has me wondering if babs was the one who pushed for more veteran laden rosters, and if blash will change all that.
It would be awesome to see one of the three on the big club next season, I wanna Calder trophy winner.
Any red wing winning the Calder next year would be a stretch with mcdavid and Eichel coming up. Maybe we should hold them back one more year so they can go for the award in 2017
A lot of nyquist and Tatars struggles I think came from being matched up against the stamkos line for much of the night. I'm sure that's a matchup cooper with stick with in tampa's home games. I would imagine Babcock will try to avoid that matchup and maybe try to match Datsyuk's line against them.
As far as the defense goes, someone said we played really bad defensively but I actually thought the opposite. We lost the puck possession game really badly and gave up a lot of shots but I thought everyone was in the right spots, clogging the middle and forcing outside shots that Mrazek didn't have any problems with.
The best news of all is that we have so much to improve but we still got the win. I don't think we'll see a game as lopsided as this one again