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#2497225 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 19 March 2014 - 08:57 AM

Nyquist's 19 goals in 43 games are good for tops on the team, and prorated over 82 games puts him at a 36 goal pace as a rookie with ever-rotating linemates and responsibilities. The sky is the limit for this kid in coming years and really shows more glaringly the poor free agent decisions Holland has made over the past 4-5 years.

 

Until his hand was forced, Holland had through his own awful signings of Samuelsson, Bertuzzi, Cleary, and Tootoo buried our 3rd-most talented skater in the minors. Too many signing touted as "bargains" or "good fits" as an excuse to sign inferior players to fill the wrong roles on the wrong side of their prime instead of signing a single impact player or allowing over-ripe prospects to step up and learn.

 

Nyquist, Jurco, Sheahan, Glendening >>>> Samuelsson, Bertuzzi, Cleary, Tootoo

 

Simply put: Stop signing over-priced plugs as some consolation price for missing out on true impact players. Hopefully next season we cut some fat, use what we have in our young guys, and sign someone useful to fill important roles - a big bodied scorer and a top-4 defenseman. Looking down the line, the only UFAs that could/should be resigned are Legwand, Alfie, and Gustavsson.




#2486135 OYO Sports Toys: Red Wings

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 22 February 2014 - 10:58 AM

Red Wings players available include: Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall, Abdelkader, Dekeyser, Franzen, Alfredsson, Ericsson.... and Luke Glendening?




#2480398 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 02 February 2014 - 04:05 PM

The Wings defense and goaltending was suspect all game, and you can't spot a team two two-goal leads the way they did out of the gate and expect to win.... THAT SAID, when OT started it was 4-4 and the game was decided after that point. It was decided by a dive, and after the refs let plenty of grappling go in the 3rd. They decided the game the second they decided (read: chose) to call another soft trip and obvious dive. After that, the script went perfectly, OV with the winner at home in OT on Super Bowl Sunday.




#2480383 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 02 February 2014 - 03:53 PM

Great game by Z, Nyquist, and the kids. Really, extraordinary.

 

Howard couldn't find the puck, our defense was all thumbs and left feet, and the officiating was soft as hell.

 

The pathetic thing here is, again, how the league's officials reward these dive-artists. The Wings fight through the same holds, hooks, sticks in feet, and cross-checks that made the Caps fold like a lawn-chair. What is called a penalty and what was let go after the 2nd period was completely unpredictable, and thus terrible.




#2480376 The NHL reffing affecting the game

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 02 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

This isn't news, but it never ceases to infuriate. The biggest difference in games like this is that the Wings refuse to go down, while the Caps flop, throw hands up, and dive relentlessly. The league has done nothing to fix the diving and bulls***. The second we got to OT I knew what the perfect ending for the network was: penalty and OV goal.




#2479798 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 02 February 2014 - 09:07 AM

Ha. Looked at the injury list, saw Weiss and thought "oh yeah, he's on the team...."




#2476185 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 22 January 2014 - 11:28 PM

I've always hoped Eaves would be able to get in a groove with his terrific wrister. We all know he had 20 in a season once in his career, and whenever he uses that shot you can see how. He isn't the greatest skater in the world, but he works hard, good PK guy, and when he shoots it like he did tonight, it makes you wonder how he doesn't score more regularly.




#2476171 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 22 January 2014 - 11:18 PM

Huge win. Great battle from the young Wings. Great game from Tatar again; really great to see him coming into his own. Who'd have thought Helm with the shootout winner over the Blackhawks. Time to start clawing our way back into this thing...




#2475778 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 22 January 2014 - 09:34 PM

What patience with the puck displayed by Zetterberg, eh Edzo? "Patiently" turned his stick to Nyquist.




#2471787 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 10 January 2014 - 12:30 AM

Funny how FSD and Ozzie kept talking about how Jimmy really turned it around since getting the team USA call. So just that one game?


#2471767 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 10 January 2014 - 12:09 AM

Goaltending is s***. Goaltending can't be s*** and still win games. Pretty simple folks.


#2471759 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 10 January 2014 - 12:07 AM

Another Howard tank. The team is obviously feeling the long layoff while playing a tough team, but that second goal killed them. They haven't had it since.


#2468985 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 6

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 30 December 2013 - 10:45 PM

We lost because Howard wasn't pulled after the first 3 softies. That's on Jimmy and on Babcock. Everyone else was great, save Smith and Quincey.


#2468961 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 6

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 30 December 2013 - 10:40 PM

So... Jimmy Howard lynch mob?


#2468901 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 6

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 30 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

If Howard plays in the Winter Classic, Wings fans should get their tickets refunded.