I always read about the great prospects coming up who other than Mantha really has top 6 NHL potential? Also are people serious? A fat overweight defender in a contract year? No thanks the Wings need a top pairing guy something they've needed for years now Green can run the PP but as a 6 per guy he should also be able to help out Kronner instead of needing a 24 year old Danny D. to cover up his mistakes. People can crap on Ericsson all they want but he prevented that goal by taking a penalty.
And who cares how many shots they have last time I looked at it, goals were winning the game not the amount of shots taken. The most disturbing fact about the game wasn't the loss it was the fact that the team didn't play angry after that s***ty goal counted...other teams would have made life hard for price
It's 5 games in and Blashill is new like I said before the season the guy will need some time to figure things out. Also for the so called hottest team in the league their showing wasn't very impressing its basically Price (on godmode) plus the rest.
I also don't think Jurco and Pulkinnen would return a top pairing guy so something more enticing would have to be added to that package.
I just tuned into the Tampa game and I noticed all kinds of empty seats and am wondering why? What happens when they move to the new arena? Is this a result of basically not being a Cup contender since 2009?
It's a Tuesday night game and judging by when you posted there was only a couple minutes left in the 3rd period. People leave early.
I don't agree that he's getting close to "make or break" status. Abby toiled away on the bottom lines for years before he figured out his offensive game. It takes awhile. I think that Jurco is fine where he's at. He's only 22, so he's got plenty of time to grow. My only point is that he needs to produce if he wants a spot. And while it's hard to produce on the fourth line, it's not impossible. If he's as offensively gifted as I think he is, and he thinks he is, then he's got to make it happen.
Right now there's a huge opportunity for a big winger to land a spot on the top 9. Nyquist is playing bad, and no matter what they do with him, it leaves two small guys playing together (which isn't working out). If we don't get some depth scoring, one of our skill guys is going to see the bench soon, and Jurco could be well positioned to take that spot if he's making things happen on the fourth line in the mean time.