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#2491509 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by zetterbergfan on 05 March 2014 - 11:34 PM

I was a Jarnkrok fan too. But, given the situation the Wings are in, it was a good trade. Legwand is a proven solid top six forward for at least five more years. I assume he will resign in Detroit for a reasonable price. Calle may not ever be a top six NHLer or even play in NA. The Wings are loaded with young forwards. Kenny knows all of this and how to do his job WAY MORE than any of us do. Relax people...or go away.

#2304749 Red Wings Next Captain

Posted by zetterbergfan on 02 June 2012 - 12:57 AM

Zetterberg will be entering his 10th season in the league and is the second longest serving Red Wing behind only Datsyuk. He posseses many of the qualities that made Yzerman and Lidstrom two of the greatest leaders in NHL history.

Through his tremendous work ethic, and elite skill on both offense and defense, Zetterberg has earned the respect of his teammates and opponents.

Despite being one of the most talented all-around players in the world, Zetterberg remains a humble and honest hard-worker, who leads by example.

He is a quiet leader, soft spoken, but willing to speak up when something needs to be said. He is a good communicator, articulate, reasonable. These are skills he will use when dealing with the media, on-ice officials, teammates, and coaches.

Zetterberg’s father is a coach. He is a player that doesn’t need much coaching. He thinks the game.

Henrik displays tenacity and devotion to the team. The way he kicks his game into another gear and carries the team on his back is reminiscent of Yzerman. They both refuse to accept defeat. But, even with all of the passion and desire for the game, Zetterberg keeps his emotion under control, calm and cool like his mentor and hero, Nicklas Lidstrom.

My full article at: Red Wings Captaincy: Following the Legends

#2252836 Awesome game by Zetterberg...three assists...

Posted by zetterbergfan on 05 February 2012 - 12:13 PM

And fixed....three assists

I am all for Z, Bert, Mule if they are going to play like that. I think Datsyuk has a better skill set for being on a line with Hudler and Fil. He can dangle and move around in the zone with the puck better while they get in shooting positions. Z would just work his way into the zone and dump (shoot) the puck towards the net.
Z certainly looked energized just having the new line. I wonder if he was unhappy on a line with Hudler and Fil.

#2252776 Awesome game by Zetterberg...three assists...

Posted by zetterbergfan on 05 February 2012 - 02:34 AM

Hank clearly set up Bert's second goal in the third period. Yet he isn't being credited for it in the boxscore. Anyone know if this will be reviewed again by the official scorers? Or is it a done deal?

He sure looked like a different player on a line with Franzen and Bert. I knew that his linemates were part of the problem.

#2251848 What happened to Zetterberg's scoring touch?

Posted by zetterbergfan on 03 February 2012 - 12:52 PM

I have been reading the articles and the forums, and listening to everyone else’s opinion as to why Henrik Zetterberg is not producing the points, especially goals, the way we are used to. I’ve thought about it, and like everyone else, I don’t think you can point to any one thing that is the root cause of Zetterberg’s scoring woes. After watching his play closely, I have come to a conclusion that it is likely a combination of things.
Many are speculating that Zetterberg is possibly playing with a nagging injury, possibly his back. Perhaps years of playing with a bad back is affecting his game. Or maybe he has just lost a step. It happens with age. Never a “speedy” player, Z always had to kick it into a higher gear to work his way around a defenseman. If he has lost that higher gear, that part of his game is gone. That doesn’t mean he can’t score. It is just one factor.
Additionally, Zetterberg has never had the strongest shot. He has cited this as a weakness in the past. If he isn’t getting shots from prime scoring areas in front of and around the net, then his softer shots, no matter how many of them he takes, aren’t going to get by NHL goalies, especially without a net front presence.
When Zetterberg has been effective in the past, he has had a “grinder” on his line. Whether it be Tomas Holmstrom, Dan Cleary, or Johan Franzen, there has been someone who created chaos in front of the netminder, and someone who could muck it up, bang bodies, and win battles along the boards. These guys could go get the puck in the corner and get it to Zetterberg in the slot or beside the crease.
With smaller skill players such as Valtteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler as linemates, Zetterberg is sort of filling the “grinder” role. He has to play along the boards and try to win battles in corners with bigger opponents. A lot of time he is losing those battles. He isn’t able to carry the puck out and get it into area he needs to be in to score regularly. This results in an increase in turnovers and penalties taken by Zetterberg.
Defenses know all this. They see the players on Detroit’s second line and they focus on Zetterberg, ensuring that he is forced along the boards. They make him take low percentage outside shots. They are taking away his real scoring chances.
But, you can’t do that without giving up a little and the beneficiaries are Zetterberg’s wingers, Hudler and Filppula, who are both having career years. That is why coach Mike Babcock isn’t making any line changes to accommodate Zetterberg’s “slump”. The Wing’s are winning. And while Zetterberg's numbers aren't where they could be, the line is scoring. Babcock, and probably even Z himself, are willing to sacrifice Hank’s statistics for the production of the entire line.
What does it mean? It means Zetterberg isn’t done. He can return to goal scoring form on a line where that is his role. That isn’t what he is being asked to do right now. You don’t hear Babcock asking for more goals from Zetterberg in the media. He realizes what he is asking of Z.
Zetterberg is still one of the best defensive forwards in the game. He is a coach’s son and plays in great position. He is a top-line two-way center and an outstanding penalty killer.

From Zetterbergfan.com

#2206941 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by zetterbergfan on 08 September 2011 - 06:46 PM

PROBERT/CHELIOS, SALEI... Do they need any more reasons to RETIRE #24... or at least stop using it?

#2096351 Name Me a Better 2-Way Player Today than Henrik Zetterberg…

Posted by zetterbergfan on 12 January 2011 - 01:49 PM

Skip to 1:50


That is GOLD! He grins because he has to admit it. That is awesome!

#2096257 Red Wings asked NHL not to pick Zetterberg for all star game

Posted by zetterbergfan on 12 January 2011 - 01:23 AM

Not deserving of its' own thread, but I wrote a lengthy article about Z's history of not playing in A.S.G's.

Zetterberg Has Never Played in All-Star Game

#2096009 2011 All-Star Rosters Game rosters named

Posted by zetterbergfan on 11 January 2011 - 04:15 PM

You haven't been paying attention. It will be Crosby and Ovie - Just like the Winter Classic, the Olympics, the HBO Special, the games on versus, etc.

I read that they were going to change the format of the playoffs so the Western Conference 8 team playoff is only an exhibition and the Eastern Conference Finals winner will be awarded the Cup. Washington and Pittsburgh are favored to play in that series.

It's so obvious. The NHL simply could not select Zetterberg because: Crosby, being a Captain, refuses to acknowledge when he is outperformed. He would not pick Z for his team. Therefore, Z would automatically be on the opposite team and then shut-down Crysboy in the ASG. They can't let this happen.

#2086033 Congratulations Chris Osgood!

Posted by zetterbergfan on 28 December 2010 - 01:46 AM

It was a great game, and awesome to hear the Wings fans in Colorado chanting Oz-zie, Oz-zie, Oz-zie. Congrats to a future Hall-of-Famer!

#2025642 Was it a good decision to sign Zetterberg

Posted by zetterbergfan on 12 August 2010 - 07:39 PM

Zetterberg hurt his futcher? Damn it! Can't he stay healthy for one season? This guy is a bust. This contract sucks.

#2022548 Why Z is going to have an awesome year!

Posted by zetterbergfan on 04 August 2010 - 07:35 PM

Aside from being a motivated newly wed.... Z should have a "rebound" year based solely on these numbers!

I think Hank could finally hit the 50 goal mark. Pavel could get 100 pts. Please keep this line together, Mike!

#1987347 Who do you cheer for now?

Posted by zetterbergfan on 19 May 2010 - 07:50 PM

I would just like to see chicago lose in the finals, For Hossa that would be 3 cup appearances in 3 years with 3 different teams and nothing to show for it!

This is all there is to root for at this point.

#1976544 Homer's slashing penalty and Z's disallowed goal

Posted by zetterbergfan on 05 May 2010 - 11:37 AM

How about the fact that Z used his foot because he couldn't put his stick on the ice because he was being HOOKED under his forearm. Just sayin'

#1976447 Zetterberg Passes Ted Lindsay

Posted by zetterbergfan on 05 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

To bad williams is on his team so he couldnt get his record with a win.

I know. It's a shame. Z would be a Conn Smythe Candidate again if this team advanced. Not enough depth and some weak goals killed their chances. But this thread is about Hank. 13 points in ten games while shutting down top lines (+7) is pretty much bad ass.