Cleary ~ 51 games ~ 4 goals ~ 4 assists ~ 8 points ~ minus 9 rating
Sheahan ~ 12 games ~ 3 goals ~ 5 assists ~ 8 points ~ plus 3 rating (no penalties in 12 games)
Babcock keeps saying the players dictate who plays, who gets the ice time. If that is true, then I guess the players know who is going down to GR….or do they? Would sending Cleary down not free up enough cap space to keep Sheahan up? If so, then the decision is very simple.
Posted by Motown4013
on 19 January 2014 - 10:12 PM
This season has been such a roller coaster for even the most seasoned Wings fan. Let's face it....We should be up near 65 points on the year with the talent we have....except we are in a dog fight for a playoff spot, praying for our " big guys" to get healthy. With that being said, I can't remember a season that I have been more emotionally invested in this team I love. It's so easy when you have all the cogs in the wheel to expect greatness. DEMAND wins. In certain years, one loss was a huge deal because we have seen this team be so dominant for so many years.
Saturday nights game made me realize how all of the injuries and all of the uncertainty has perhaps been a blessing in disguise. Sounds lame? Perhaps...but I have never been so happy for some of the young men on this team who have really stepped up. Acknowledge how much character is on this roster. I no longer expect a win....I REALLY want one and the victory somehow is a bit sweeter when we get one. I think of Tatar who plays like he is shot from a cannon every night...even the night after he found out his dad died. He is so fun to watch....and without injuries, he would have been a healthy scratch and we wouldn't have the opportunity to see his heart and how big it really is.
Guys like the Monster who was terrible last year is one of the reasons we are even in the wild card race. He has been fantastic and I am so happy for him that he has been able to resurrect his career. Jurco, Shehan, Mrazk and Glenny have all shown that the future is bright in Hockeytown. We have a ton of talent, character and heart on this team and we are finding in the most unusual places. I'm really proud of this team and although it's been a train wreck of year for injuries, it's shown the fans of this team that we can and will be contenders for years to come.
Like Dabura said, DeKeyser made a helluva play to knock the puck off Stamkos's stick on the 2 on 1. For missing two of our top 6 forwards, and one of our top pair D (Ericsson), to only be down 1 to the conference leader is not too bad.
They've had their chances, and the passing has been bad, but give TB some credit, they are a good team. The game is far from over.
I love the reactions... DETROIT IS HORRIBLE!!!! ... down 1 goal mid 2nd haha Yes we are boasting a very lack luster offense missing our number 2 dman and 2 top 6 forwards... but "It's been the theme all season" nothing to do with injuries or a good TB team lol...
I don't know who you guys want to use on our 2nd unit and 2nd line? He cant create a number 2 PP line with 3rd liners?