yave1964 Posted October 6, 2017 Share Posted October 6, 2017 Thoughts on last nights 4-2 Wings victory at the LCA over the Wild. Martin Frk was for much of the night our best forward at least in the offensive zone. His cannon was on display from the point both on the power play and 5 on 5 with other forwards crashing the net. Frk also hustled back into the defensive zone with his choppy style of skating, he was fun to watch. He was only 10th among forwards in ice time but he made the most of it. He is playing for his supper, for a chance to stay in the bigs and make some real money. Athanasiou needs to take notice. The Wild had not one but two goals waved off early when the Wings were a bit shaky. The first one clearly was in and the goalie interference was borderline but between the interference and the ref blowing his whistle it was probably the right call. The second one Granlund caught Howard in the head with an elbow a half a second before the puck got there and was absolutely the right call. The Wild had the Wings on the ropes for long stretches of the game but Howard was fantastic. The Wings defense did a poor job of clearing the front of the net, they also allowed the Wild forwards to set up behind the net all night and snipe out front. Both Wild goals came from that breakdown. Green was lights out offensively but the defense as a whole was pushed around quite a bit last night with IMHO Daley being the exception, he clogged the middle and made great outlet passes. Dekeyser too, I didnt really notice him much last night which is a compliment, he was steady allowing Green to roam which is his natural role. Having Daley in the mix means DK can play his natural style. Z with the GWG in the first game at the new barn, how apropos. Larkin and Mantha looked very comfortable together. Nyquist showed a burst. Tatar was invisible but that is Tats, boom or bust. Good win but a little sense of proportion, we started 6-2 last year before it all fell apart. Long way to go. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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