a month ago, we didn't need offense, we needed to buy out and trade 4 of our defensemen for yandle and bouwmeester. Now the same d-core is fine and we need to magically get 3 power forwards (for whatever reason) Everytime this team doesn't perform exactly the way the LGW executive gm's want, they sell off the whole farm and the milk, to bring in a horse. Our offense is fine, we had a lot of great opportunities today, but we hit a hot goalie, Zetterberg has seemingly hit a bit of a rut, but he'll be fine. My only concern is moving abby and cleary of the second line, I'd rather have anyone else up there, literally anyone, even Gustavsson would do a better job on datsyuk's wing...
Thought it was time to drag this little nugget out. Average? ya...... Jimmy is the only reason we are in the game today, with a chance to win. 0-0 after 40 mins. can we buy a goal? Howard is doing his job like the top 5 goalie that he is!
LOL, you honestly think you can change people's minds around here? that's funny, goalies in detroit will alwayys be scapegoats, now matter how good they are.COuld you imagine if the devils decided to trade brodeur after the 98/99 playoffs, he was 2.83 gaa and .856 sv% and I'm sure a lot of people were calling for his head then, but he won them a cup the next year, so... my point is every goalie has bad games, we all know Roy had his fair share, so did Hasek, and most certainly our beloved ozzie, but people don't listen to reason around here
I love it, Tootoo gets penalties for playing hockey, Datsyuk gets a penalty for falling, Crosby gets to do whatever he wants like a spoiled brat, people get "instigator" penalties for even talking about fighting... I heard they are trying to introduce a triple spin swan dive as well...
The defense was mainly good because of Abdelkader and Cleary. The way they create space for the d-men is truly a joy to watch. Hope Babcock starts double-shifting them, with the legs and hearts they have 30-35 minutes per game shouldn't be a problem.
Rumour has it Murph uses them personally to create space for him to get hot dogs between periods too
wouldn't it suck if Chicago lost it's legendary streak to columbus tomorrow?
I mean think about how great of a story it would be if the wings who are injury ridden, lost 2 top 3 dmen, and have been down and out all season take down the proverbial goliath, which also happens to be our biggest rival in the west. Then think of how the crowd would react, after we hand the hawks their first regulation loss in 22 games.
not to mention we haven't beat them in regulation at the joe since 09'
I'm starting to think the Wings might have turned the corner. Last night should have been atleast 1pt. I think we are gonna string together a point streak. I'm so glad to finally see the Monster in net, nothing against Howard but I was really starting to hate him in net, lol.