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In Topic: 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Yesterday, 10:13 AM

What the hell's wrong with our powerplay anyway?  I mean, we've got more skilled players than we've had for 4-5 years and we're somehow worse on the PP.  I don't get it. 
There might be more skill in theory (Debatable) but outside of Dats, Hank, and now Nyquist there is no consistant NHL scoring from the young kids right now. The kid line is at best mediocre NHL scorers right now. No true PP qn or big shot hurts the most.

In Topic: 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Yesterday, 02:34 AM

jimmys been stellar whys everyone up his ass all the time?

The Wings could have the spawn of Terry Sawchuk and Dominik Hasek in net and there would be those wings fans that would complain that they are terrible. Its called "next goalie up'itis" and it has plagued Wings fans for years despite 4 Stanley Cups. There is no known cure....


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.