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I'm not saying that we've had the most man-games lost in each of the last 4 years. That just happens to be the case this year. But the last few years, we've had some really integral players go down for long stretches at really important times (most notably Lidstrom in the midst of the playoff chase). I haven't seen a team have at least 2 of it's top-6 forwards injured each of the last 3 years. This year, it's quantity, but the last few years it's been quality. Mickey even called it ridiculous today. There's no other way to view it.
Quincey now out with a lower body injury
Looks like a knee injury, from where Anisimov lost an edge and came into him.
Thank you, Denicos.
Oh I know. I'm just going to start denying any further injuries. I can't hear you lalalalalalalalalala
Tootoo has a hard time drawing calls.
This post was edited by ZCavaricci21757 14 months ago
He normally gets called, but did a nice job there.
Need to capitalize on this power play. Need this win badly.
Should have called a penalty shot on that. I think we score here either way though.
Thought so at first also but there was a D man to his right.
If he were anyone other than Tootoo he would have had 2 others. He was getting raped on that shift.
Yea.....no. Not even close to a breakaway.
He just has to be behind the defense. After seeing the other camera angle, I think they made the right call.
Aren't 'breakaway' and 'behind the defense' synonymous?
Mursak listed as (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) plays like he's (5-foot-7, 150 pounds)
Mursak has been limited to two games this season because of a shoulder injury. Actually, Mursak's second game was last night, as he played eight minutes in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Columbus.
So who's back? I thought he looked good last night so I find it odd we'd cut him out of the blue...
Franzen. I guess I should've elaborated on Mursak... He plays smaller than his size. I don't think he's strong enough to grind. He's not good enough to be on the 3rd line so he's not a good fit on this team.
I can't argue with anything you've said, but there had to be another way to clear a roster spot without losing someone. With the way this season is gone, he might have ended up being needed.
Mursak clears waivers, is assigned to GR.
I'm not sorry to see him stay, albeit in the minors. I concur with Babs that he needs playing time, and now that he's healed up, he'll get it in the minors (especially since the Wings have ransacked the roster for wingers ).
Fast-skating right wing would have had trouble cracking Detroit's lineup when injured players returned. He has two goals and four points in 46 NHL games.
Hope it's true, though we've all heard stories like this before.
The current NHL structure may be getting a major facelift. According to Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman, some changes have been made to the NHL's proposed realignment system.
'The big difference between the old proposal and this one? Eight-team conferences out East.
For many in the West, the fact that their clubs would be playing in the two most crowded conferences made them feel as though the NHL was giving favour to the Eastern clubs, who saw better odds of making the playoffs. This time around, however, Columbus and Detroit have moved East."
Eight spot on Luongo
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Off to the west coast for a week (please let the realignment go through.) The next game I will be able to watch will be Sunday against the Blackhawks.
While I was sleeping -- er, seething.
Of greater import than the 8-spot on Luongo, IMO, was that the Wings were down 3-2 in the first, and scored six unanswered -- the first three via PP -- en route to the curb stomping of the Canucks. Good news all around.
Now on to the West Coast.
Joakim Andersson scored a pair of goals. Niklas Kronwall and Henrik Zetterberg each had a goal and two assists. Detroit has won back-to-back games.
Great win and effort by the Wings tonight. Brunner really is a player. Might be the closest albeit still a big distance, in skill to Datsyuk. Louongo looked pretty bad tonight.
The moment is eternal
The officials were terrible tonight and it was bad for both teams. Vancouver is called for a hit to the head at center ice. It wasnt even close to a hit to the head. On the delayed call Detroit takes a shot on net and no one on the Nucks had control. Eaves puts the rebound in and the ref blows the play dead. No goal. Wings scored on the PP.
Tootoo is called for charging in the second period of the game. He doesn't leave his feet, his arms arm down by his side and he didn't take any strides in the last 10 feet before contact.
Great game for the Wings but the refs were just awful. Again....for both teams. I don't remember the last game that was this bad.
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