Its pretty evident that the wings need to improve in the shootout...all around. Even dats stinks now; I used to get excited just to see him get a chance to do something magical.
Solid comeback to get the point though, although that seems to be normal nowadays.
Regarding helm in the shootout:
yes it was a bad call as he just lost the puck on his way to the net in typical helm fashion, but he played a good game and everyone would be saying babs is the best coach ever if helm had scored. If anyone remembers, helm did score a clutch goal in his other shootout attempt to give us a win.
Posted by kipwinger
on 09 November 2014 - 07:58 PM
I think free agency is our weak point kip but what trades would you think could warrant a good return
Not really the thread for that, but over the last five years there have been plenty of opportunities to acquire pieces through trade or FA in my opinion. I've discussed some trades I'd favor in other threads if you feel like digging for them lol.
I saw you argument earlier in the thread about that and actually agree with you. But that hardly makes them a bad team. They're a good team, with a lot of external talent, who has nevertheless not won a Cup.
Posted by Playmaker
on 09 November 2014 - 07:46 PM
Never said Tampa was a bad team or that Yzerman wasn't doing a good job. But sheesh, some fans here area already anointing them as one of the greatest teams of all time before they've really done anything.
That's *my* point as well, that there ARE 29 other teams. Winning the Cup isn't easy. Tampa may win multiple Cups, they many never win any in the Yzerman era. Like it or not, in professional sports, that's usually the way a team or player is perceived. Many Wings fans only judge the Wings on whether they win the Cup or not. Making the playoffs is not an accomplishment any more for the Wings, but yet it is for other franchises.