I think it's obvious Edzo does not like the Wings and Doc is just a creepy tool. NBC was drooling over the Rangers the whole game but that stuff doesn't bother me. It's annoying but whatever. When the wings score a huge goal it not only shuts up the other team but the commentators as well. Listen to the play by play when Datsyuk scored in game 1 of last years playoff series against Boston. Nothing but silence when your calling an un biased play by play of a huge and remarkable goal. That says it all
Wings have played well the last two games. Against the Jets every scoring chance against turned into goals it seemed and against Montreal we played a solid 60 minutes with a couple bad breaks, I think the Wings were the better team
IMO a line up with this much depth and key defensive forwards is built for the tight checking playoffs. Then our defense is balanced and Babs could really manage ice time/match ups I think Smith's defensive game is very underrated here. Most his mistakes come in the offensive zone
Ok? Why would their free wheelingness be used as an excuse for why Franson scores, but overlooked when it becomes clear that nobody else on their team scores much? If their freewheeling offense inflates his numbers, why doesn't it inflate anybody else's?
I'm not sure why everybody is trying to hard to make the guy out to be worse than he is. He was a good offensive player with Nashville (a non freewheeling team) and he's a good offensive player with Toronto. AND, not surprisingly, he's getting better with age.
There are probably some reasons not to like his game, but suggesting he's not good offensively isn't one of them.
Hes just not a guy I want to be tied up to for 6-7 years. I'm sure he'll help us out but there are better options. No point in trading for him at the deadline. If he signed here I would be happy but I'd much rather trade for Yandle whose a model of consistency and gives us a lot of options with his great contract