Great puck possession game only allowing 20 or so shots.
DD is a stud and just keeps getting better.
We got more shots and Luongo robbed us on a couple.
Abby has to finish that pass from Tatar... he shot it right back into Luongo, just had to elevate it.
Speaking of Tatar, with the exception of one careless turnover down the middle, he played an awesome game. He should never see the bench again. Awesome compete level, likes contact, takes shots, skates... love it. But the best play I saw, which probably went unnoticed by many was when he was skating up the right boards and Kindl (might have been Smith) drove by him with the puck... he immediately peeled off and went to the point to play defense. I'd say he's all growns up and knows how to play Babs game and stay in the lineup.
Smith has to stop taking stupid penalties.
Someday we will score more than 2 goals... thanks Howie
Ericsson will be missed, but is anyone else just absolutely blown away by DeKeyser right now? The kid hasn't even played half of an NHL season and looks like a top-pairing guy already. What an incredible signing.
I totally agree. I think the silver lining in Ericsson being out might be that DD can get some chemistry with Kronner and stay in the top pairing... maybe putting E on the second pairing with Kindl or Q would give us some depth.
I just look at DD and the way he skates and makes decisions with confidence and it makes his signing look like we hit the jackpot. I think someone else posted that he is basically our top 10-15 pick, but we got him without having to draft him.
One thing that "might" help us in trading someone is that the new CBA allows for teams to pay a percentage of the contract (just like in MLB). I'd eat $2M of Sammy's contract if it meant we could trade him. Do you think a team would pay the other $1M?
With today's news of Helm coming back, as well as Eaves, in a couple weeks what do y'all think is gonna happen with the lineup?
Tootoo has played well enough to keep his spot in the lineup so far. Glendening has impressed, but we can send him back to GR without going through waivers (which I have to assume we will do once Helm is back). If nobody else gets injured (and that is a moderately sized "if") who are we getting rid of, and how?
I have to think that Sammy is on the bottom rung of the totem pole right now, but how do we get rid of him?
Do you think we shop Tatar? I sure hope not, but where does he fit in the lineup? I would still rather have him in the lineup over Tootoo, and also have him on the 2nd PP over Cleary.
Miller is playing well and looks good on the PK
Bottom line, Nyquist is looking further and further from the Wings lineup.