Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by drwmike, Feb 9, 2019.
Heck of a shot... No chance for 35
He is gambling at the line and not winning enough. He hasn't been strong enough in battles. It is a long season. I think this is all fine, he is learning a lot about this league it is a process. Saying lets feed the kid 20 minutes a night to get abused with Green against first lines isn't something I am on board with right now. Let's have him get through a game where they aren't scoring with him on ice for a few of them.
What happend to our PK? Used to be decent. Can we get Miller back? Cuz ya know he was a Pk specialist.
Mantha should be on the block asap. He has no confidence.
All I know is he moves the puck better than anyone on the backend with the exception of Green. He's done a nice job in his own zone today taking the man and finishing his check. I don't see the timidnes unless that means you want him to run around out there in his own end.
Beauty move by Lakin there! Let's see what guts the team has in the 3rd. And let's see if Mantha breaks a sweat
Cholo had a great October, an OK November, and is -12 with 4 points since Dec 1.
It's not just the eye test that tells me he's struggling .
Not going to lie, for me it's like an emotional rollercoaster when it comes to Mantha. I think he is who he is, and if he didn't look around him and see what it takes to succeed like Larkin, or Zetterberg before him, he most likely won't understand it ever. This is a working man's league. I watch the predators quite a bit, and when I see small Viktor Arvidsson (far many other examples like him) be hungry for the puck, protect it, win battles for it and give it his all to score, there really isn't any excuse for guys like Mantha. You're soon to be captain in Larkin is giving it his all every single shift, what makes Mantha so special? I don't believe it's a confidence issue because in my opinion that has more to do with skills. This is a heart and mind problem. Mantha will probably perceive it as a skills confidence issue, but it will be because he can't see the truth in his warts. Next year is the time to decide what to do with him, because having said all that you give youth with skill the opportunity to mature. I think his age 25 season next year is a good enough leash for any young player.
Did you guys hear about Skinner's edgework?
Skinner was a figure skater? And he looked pretty good.
Wow they are lucky for this to not be 4-1 in the last 30 seconds.
FSD really needs to work on finding more than literally just 1 talking point every game
today its "skinner has good edgework" repeated ad nauseum
tomorrow it will be "blackhawks won 3 cups recently" ad nauseum
Wish we had a 30 goal scorer since like forever. Larkin should make that case this year I hope.
Edgework is the new compete level.
Well skating is really important in the NHL. It is also something the high end talents all generally have. But with the face of hockey being McDavid this is pretty natural in my opinion. It is also something the Hughes brothers have going for them if they become big time faces of their teams.
In short get used to hearing about it. I don't think it is going anywhere just like compete level is said a ton even still today.
I don't disagree, but skating has always been important in hockey. Crosby has fantastic edgework but that phrase wasn't used nearly as much when he came into the league as it is now.
I'm not saying it's not important. Just funny how these things become buzzwords.
What the hell, Vanek?
Every time AA has a breakaway chance like that after a nice stop in the defensive zone, I wonder where he was on the preceding play.
Be honest, you aren't really wondering because you already know the answer
Rasmussen should wear a snow mobile suit he's on the ice so much. He needs to work with Jeff skinner in the off season..
what is Nyquist doing out there? He looks terrible, easily the worst player on the ice. He's made so many brutal turnovers, and lost so many battles. He is so weak.
There is a bigger argument to be had for him being our best player today than there is for him being the worst player on the entire ice surface.... Curious take on the proceedings today in my opinion.
Did that actually get AA's face?
Why is kronwall running the pp
Haven't seen Gator or there for awhile
Did Larkin just sarcastically applaud himself? Can we get that as a GIF?
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