nyquist is very talented and nhl ready, the problem is, when you only get a couple games in the nhl at a time and they constantly move you around, you really don't get a chance to prove your worth, or get your feet wet. What we have seen the past few games, is what I believe to be the NHL Nyquist
finally the meltdown seems to be subsiding, and all the crazy people are reverting back to normal. People are actual starting to realize that the deals made today in most part were over payments, aside from Gaborik, who is under performing for a very high cap hit, so they can have him. People seem to slip into a blind rage around here every time something they don't like happens
So am I legitimately the only one that's gonna back Abby up and say that anyone in the top 8 can win it?
I do too, but don't say it too loudly, the LGW doom and gloomers will suck all of our hopeful optimism from us, with numbers and logic and stuff. What they don't realize is that a team with heart and fire can outwork the most talented team in the world
Yes, there's a certain formula for the low seeds that go a long way.
#1: They are usually scrappy, and physical.
#2: They usually are riding a really hot goalie and a good defense.
#3: They usually do it when the Wings are supposed to win it all.
when was the last time the wings were suppose to win it all, that a low seed team made a deep run?
#1, he wasn't the GM in 1997. He inherited that team and added Macoun + Mironov and won in 1998. At best, I'd call that 1/10 "his" team.
In 2002, he went and got every player the Wings could've wanted via free agency.
In 2008, a team largely built on European, late-round Hakan Andersson-found talent won it.
Holland is the luckiest GM in sports b/c he doesn't do anything yet because of the team's success in spite of him, people like him.
How many times have we let a player walk for nothing, then brought him back as means to "improve" the team? Kyle Quincey is the most recent, but he's done this with others as well. How many times has a player be let go by KH to become something we could use? Cap hit aside, Leino wasn't worth keeping for the year he went to Philly? Shane Hnidy? Kyle Quincey? These aren't even "prospects" shipped out to bring in guys, which I argue for. These are guys let go for nothing.
Holland sucks. It is going to be the greatest day in the history of the Red Wings when he is no longer the GM. He has convinced a formerly rabid fan base to accept mediocrity and complacency, and rather than buying it, there are some of us who realize that he's not the savior....he's an anchor.
he was head of scouting for seven years before he became assistant gm for four years, then became gm. If Andersson is responsible for our 08 team, the kenny as head of scouting would be responsible for our 97 team
I think if Franzen is at the top of his game, Flip plays like he did last year, Dastyuk and Zetterberg play like they did at the beginning of this season and Jimmy Howard isn't being average, this team can compete with most of the teams in the league. Special teams will be the key in making the playoffs and how far they go.