You cannot maintain for the long term continued success when you are
a) being outshot by double digits every night and
b) having to come back from multiple goals down in the third every night as the Wings did three times last week.
Fun hockey, lots of action, the Canes announcer explained the Wings better than anyone I have heard all year, they are a poor team when pressured but they do a fantastic job of creating two on ones and taking advantage of the other teams mista
Really good that the Wings have made two comebacks the last two games to squeeze out 4 points.
BUT, they really only played 3 1/2 good periods out of 6. Both Howard and Bernier bailed them out with superb performances. No way we can continue to play half-games and still expect to win games consistently.
having said that, when the time has come, the guys we need to respond have responded. Larkin, AA, and Mantha. This is good news, but the team needs to realize that getting
This resurrection has been more than just this season. It’s been roughly the last 2 1/2 seasons. It wasn’t too long ago that many of us—myself included—were saying Mrazek was the future for goaltending in Detroit. We were very wrong.
Howard will not be the future, unfortunately. He is the guy who is going to keep us in things while our youth discover their roles and potentials. It’s going to take longer than Howard has left to get us back to prominence.
I’m not making le
I wonder how much of it has to do with the fact his game is two-way. The great two-way player reputation takes longer to develop, I think. This is ESPECIALLY true on a losing team.
if you are an offensive juggernaut, the SIMPLE numbers—goals, assists, points—make it easy to set you apart. You can more easily identify those players by looking at the league leaderboards.
The two-way game is more subtle than that. The reputation is more developed when o