I have zero faith in Howard. Thank god for posts and for hank and Danny D saving a goal otherwise Howard let 5 or 6 pucks past him that period. Every time they shoot I'm scared and I'm sure the team has no confidence in him either.
For a team that is being built around youth and speed, I cannot for the life of me understand why guys like Mantha, Jurco, and Smith are being scratched every game. Along with guys like AA barely getting ice time.
Blash is hampering any energy this team can generate by relying so heavily in old, slow players. He is neutering this teams strengths and it is frustrating to watch.
For as stubborn as Babs was at times, he played the kids. When the kids showed they could contribute, they played. With Blash they are buried in the fourth line and barely played.
This coach just does not get it. He's Mike's lineup decisions without Mike's brilliance. The PP was rocking with Mantha, so of course scratch him. Jurco not getting it done? Call up the most useless player in our org. and put him in for the most important game of the season. Jonathan Ericsson turns the puck over like he's got butter rubbed on his stick instead of wax? Leave him in and let Smitty rot in the press box while our transition game can't get out of our zone.
I hope Larkin and AA lead us to victory tonight, the kids are the way and at some point we need to realize that.
I defended Holland last summer, the trade deadline, and now... FED UP
get rid of this sack of useless potatoes. He, Quincey and Cleary can go to a beach together and never return. Seriously, not only did he sign the guy NOBODY wanted back, but he gave him a raise to boot, and he was already way overpaid before. Missed out on every free agent?!? EVERY ONE?!? not a single player in the nhl wants to go to Detroit? I don't care what anyone says, Jim was the better choice for GM, look at the things he has done in dallas