This is the defense all of us feared going into the season. They overachieved for most of the way, but the past two weeks have been very ugly. Far too many defensive breakdowns and inability to handle a forecheck.
Nobody said he is elite. There are only 2-3 truly elite goaltenders in the league but throwing him under the bus for the teams results since the road trip is wrong. Hes a good NHL goaltender and the wings best option in net. Get over it.
I was surprised by this, as I thought Dallas would resign him since he had good chemistry with Spezza. I liked Janmark as a prospect, but I think he is a C+/B- level prospect with upside. Backman, as others have said, likely burned his bridges and isn't much of a loss as he wasn't going to make the big show in Detroit. I think it was a fair trade with a big early advantage for the Wings if he stays healthy. I also agree with the Dallas Drake analogy. Kenny has done well with this one.
Holland is the king of the deadline band-aid. Just grab some old broken down players and say you improved the team for the playoffs.
Can't wait to see Babs passive aggressively tossing Cole on the 4th line to rot away.
GET US A DMAN WORTH A DAMN.
18 goals, hits a ton, brings much needed size and physicality qualifies as broken down? It's not like Cole is this 36-year-old slug that can't skate either. Cole does improve the Red Wings for the playoffs -- that isn't just organizational lip service.
I think there's a chance. We'll be in on Petry till the price goes to high, I think we'll be in on Zidlicky too, and if Toronto will take money back probably Dino as well. There's definitely reason to watch tomorrow to see if Kenny goes for it.
Zidlicky I like, Petry I'm just not big on. I also think there will be some new names we haven't heard about yet, traded tomorrow.