Hes shown flashes offensively on what could make him a very good dman. Yes his defensive play is abysmal currently. Im not ready to throw in the towel just yet tho, they need to give him a big amount of games to get a rhythm going. Not scratch him the first sign of trouble for 7th defensemen in Lashoff. People need to remember he started to play better during the playoffs last season, and all while still playing with quincey. Yes they were both -3 which is not that great, but I blame Babcock if anyone continuously putting Smith with him, try something new babs please. Give him that PP spot that samuelsson wastes, if it doesnt work out it wont be like we took rafalski off the point or anything.
Oh and this applies for Tatar as well Babcock! Cannot give him one game then go hmm he didnt score 3 goals better put back samuelsson!
I knew this s*** would get bumped, so stupid. Its early we dont know how Weiss will finish, plus everyone wanted filps gone so if people start pulling a 180 and start saying we shouldve kept him im gonna go crazy.
Is it just me or have been outplayed every game this year? Regardless of our record, we got lucky against Carolina, BARELY beat Buffalo (arguably the worst team in the league) WHAT is going on with our Wings?
Yep they have played 2 good periods IMO, 1st period against buffalo and 3rd period against carolina. Otherwise they have just looked slow and lost.
Howard has to be better if we wanna win this series. The defense is going to give up those chances, and some of those goals were soft even if the defense did leave him out to dry. Hes a 5mil goalie, and a huge part of the team. Time to show it.
Honestly it would suck but wont bother me that much. If there ever was a season where the wings wouldnt make the playoffs and actually get a great pick in the 1st round, a 48 game season is the best time to do it lol.