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In Topic: 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

15 October 2014 - 10:13 PM

Neither Nestrasil nor Nyquist got the puck on net in the shootout. Yeah Jimmy let in two, but he's the reason the Wings even got the chance to lose that shootout.

 

Agreed. There is no excuse for an NHL player to not get a shot on net in a shootout. None.


 

OK, but that means nothing when it comes to the shootout, which is what he was referring to.  I don't think anyone is clamoring for Abdelkader, Miller, or Andersson in the shootout either.... so why is comparing Nestrasil to them relevant as it relates to the shootout?

 

Because you said you were wondering why he was even on the team:

 

What would possess you to put Nes in for the shootout? I have been wondering why he is even on this team honestly. Can't blame the guy for not scoring in the shootout since he didn't play for the last 15+ minutes, but man that was an ugly attempt.


In Topic: 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

15 October 2014 - 10:11 PM

 

Fair enough.  But he's got to be better.  As I stated, shootouts are a big part of the NHL playoff picture for the lower seeded teams.  

 

If the team can get him some goal support in shootouts then I think you might see him save more. It seems like he feels he has to stop everything to even have the slimmest shot at winning a SO and tightens up. 


For everyone crying for Tatar, we don't know who our 3rd shooter would have been, do we? 

 

True, but he should have been the first or second regardless.


For guys complaining about Nes in the SO... You guys do know he scored on Rask in the SO in preseason? so why not

 

Your first shooter is the most important. They set the tone for the rest of the SO as to whether your playing catchup or trying to finish the game. You need your best player shooting first not a rookie 3 games into his career. 


In Topic: 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

15 October 2014 - 09:59 PM

What would possess you to put Nes in for the shootout? I have been wondering why he is even on this team honestly. Can't blame the guy for not scoring in the shootout since he didn't play for the last 15+ minutes, but man that was an ugly attempt.

 

Nes has been solid 5 on 5 for it being his first couple games. As effective as Abs, Miller, and Anderson.


In Topic: 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

15 October 2014 - 09:58 PM

There's Howard being "below" average like he usually is in shootouts.  ''

 

And again.  Remember how many shootout points Howard lost us last year?  

 

Really. Your going to bag on Howard for the shootout when he was the only reason the Wings got a point. Rremember that you have to score in the shootout to win. The Wings were just as  bad at converting in the shootout as Howard was stopping them last year so dont put all those lost points on Howard. Look at the attempts by Boston compared to the attempts by Detroit tonight. Same thing as last year.


In Topic: Fan turnout at last night's Panthers' game

15 October 2014 - 12:42 AM

I dont see why this is surprising. Florida is notoriously bad at supporting its sports teams. Not just in hockey but in pretty much all major sports. Sure they may sell out when a team is dominating a league or deep in playoffs but if a team is mediocre or bad nobody shows up. Honestly can you blame them though? Would you rather spend your money to go see a mediocre or bad sports team or go to the beach and look at scantily clad woman and enjoy the ocean? Theres just to many other things to do in Florida year round than go to sports games. I believe the high amount of transplants to the state also adds into this. People are loyal to there original teams not adopted florida teams.