Im just excited about Dekeyser. He played fantastic today and was out in high pressure situations. If babs trusts him during those times you know you have a great defensman.
With Dekeyser, Smith, Kindl and Lashoff getting better we will have a great defense in front of jimmy in the very near future.
That line has been on loop for the last 4 years.....
I think nobody has more wins (regular season or playoffs) in the last 4 years. If you expect to win a Cup every year you're going to be disappointed a lot and overspending would make it even more more difficult to win one than it already is
Sharks announcers giving Pasha lots of love. Nice.
Dats is the best player in the NHL, period. You can make arguments for Crosby, and others, but every time I see him play he amazes me with his skill and creativity. He makes everyone around him better and when he has the puck against the Sharks it strikes fear in my heart I just pray that the puck leaves his stick ASAP. You Wings fans are lucky to watch him play on a regular basis, he is one of the greats for sure.
Z and Franzen both look like guys that got big long term contracts as in they have no real reason to play hard. They already know theyre taken care of for the next decade so why beat yourself up trying?
Franzen yes. Z your out of your mind. He and Flip were basically the only ones that showed up every game in Pavels absence.
Heres what I wouldnt mind seeing - some of our youth future skill guys (Tatar, Nyquist, Mursak) get the odd shift or period with a skilled veteran line. Pav and Hank got their start as quick footed work horses for Hull ... why not see if some chemistry like that exists somewhere here in games where we need a shakeup anyway?
Glad we got Quincey now with E out. Look around the league - weve got it pretty good. If we lose against Columbus ill probably s*** the bed. Pav should be back in a few games and all will be well in the world again. If we get anything less than 110points this year it would be a huge disapointment given the spot we were in last sunday. These guys have been here before - Im confident theyll step it up.