A month ago this team was tied with the Isles for 1st seed in the conference. What the hell happened? This team is lost. This seems to happen every year. Big slump at the end of the year, needing a few nail biting games to squeak into the playoffs only to get bumped in the first round. I hope this isn't the case. But this is one soft team that can't seem to start playing until they're already down a few in the 3rd when it's already too late. Hope we can wake up soon or Ottawa might just want it more.
Posted by kipwinger
on 02 November 2014 - 06:45 PM
I've been saying that about Myers since the rumors started. He's not that good. He's only an average defenseman. If he was 6'1 and 205 lbs. but did everything else exactly the same nobody would be impressed by him at all. For whatever reason hockey fans are mesmerized by "bigness" regardless of whether or not the biggie has much talent.
This is good. Many of us suspected his biggest problem is getting comfortable with the system and back up to NHL game speed after not playing for the better part of two years. The AHL gives him this opportunity without compromising the Wings' chances of winning each night.
Edit: anything following "From what I gather..." coming from St. James I take as meaning "I'm completely guessing here but don't want to come off as uninformed..."