Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by DInTheB, Feb 12, 2019.
F this organization man... I hope we get lit up... No way in hell should Cholo be benched
38, 35, 34, 33, 28, 28... Those are the ages of our defensemen playing tonight
Cholowski hasn't been good. He doesn't get to just keep playing if he's struggling because he's 20.
Two points in 19 games and a vast number of mistakes. I'm a huge Cholo fan, but he not been good lately.
Oh I understand that... I'm just pissed because I feel the kids are always being held accountable and never the vets
But Abdelkader gets to stay on the 1st line.
I hope Bert can play the next game.
Defensemen plus/minus chart
Cholowski isn’t going to get better by sitting. These kids need to play. Having Hronek not on the roster and Cholowski sitting is pretty ****ty. Hronek has definitely earned his spot, and Cholowski has struggled lately for sure, but he’s still, in my opinion at least, the best puck moving defenceman that we have. To have vets playing over these kids is just
Make a trade, do something...
Cholowski just wants Jack Hughes.
So it's Feb 12th and only Rasmussen will be playing.
Not to add fuel to the fire, but is anyone surprised by the backpedaling done by Blashill? He does the same thing every time he faces adversity.
I'll be very dissapointed if we don't go kid heavy down the stretch of the season.
EDIT: Ehn is in too which is actually pretty nice.
He's not going to get better by getting run out there to get his head kicked in when he's playing badly either. Cholowski, realistically, should probably not have been up the full season right now. He's routinely been thrown in over his head. You don't play a guy who is running around like a chicken with his head cut off in perpetuity.
And Hronek earned a look. He could easily still be up. He's also a guy who they can send down to GR to play 20 min+ a night as a stabilizing force for that roster and keep him away from the woefully undertalented squad in LCA this year. Hronek did a lot well in his time in Detroit. He also did many things that were very head-scratching. I'd want him playing gigantic minutes in the A to improve his defense. He could be awesome with spacing and hockey IQ down.
One player "wrongfully" on a line is not a reason to play another "wrongfully". Abdelkader could play 35 minutes a night and it still would not be a good supporting argument for Cholowski playing more. Every player's play should be predicated on their own successes or failures.
And Abdelkader's been 4th line most of the year I thought.
Not sure why people are surprised. Did you guys actually think Blashill was going to bench one of the vets if they were all healthy?
Will be very interesting to see what happens next game if we lose tonight. Especially if we can't score. Blash is probably praying one of the D gets injured so he doesn't have to bench a vet (only kidding of course).
Nashville wins 3-2.
Nyquist scores twice, Ericsson manages 3 own goals, and the Predators then trade a first rounder for Gus.
Livin' the dream in Rebuild Land...
if we lose this game, Blashill is going to bench Larkin for a vet. Gonna demand we trade for Matt Cullen whos like 300 years old and plays center. Ultra vet.
Blashill is gonna fire himself for a veteran coach.
The Detroit Red Wings become the first professional sports franchise to eliminate athletic prowess altogether, and ice an entire roster of licensed veterinarians.
He needs to pair with experience players so he can learn from them.
I don’t mind Cholowski sitting a game here and there. I do mind that stretch of games he was saddled with Witowski. Not exactly a good way to shelter a kid.
I think he is going to do whatever it takes to remain a NHL Head Coach.
This guys career is on the line. In the same situation, I think most of us would do whatever it took to keep food on the table too. So he is going to rely on the vets to try and win games. Coach's that lose get canned, he does not want to be canned.
With that said, I'm on board with letting him go.... go far far away from this team.
Love that young D... Oops
30 more to choose from.
If you want to trade Daley, he has to come in and prove healthy for a couple games. It at least opens that option up, if we keep him on the shelf that doesn't help.
Cholowski is actually playing the worst of the guys dressed. I know everything is the end of the world whenever something happens that we don't like.
The guy currently being blocked from the lineup is Hronek, who will likely be up after the trade deadline. I hate to quote a guy I hate especially since it will make @Bench smile but R-E-L-A-X... This is what happens when you rebuild and are a bottom five team.
The sun is going to come up tomorrow for Cholowski and hopefully all of us as well... Hopefully he plays better when he comes back in, honestly wouldn't be surprised if he goes down to Grand Rapids for a spell. See if he can stop bleeding goals and get some confidence back.
Bummer... Good Luck to Darren Eliot in Vegas
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