: Post-Game Talk:
Game 3 : DAL @ DET 3 Stars and Wrapup
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01-22-2013, 09:37 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Rapids
Howard was fantastic- it would have been a football score if not for him and his ridiculous saves.
Really like how Brunner is settling in- seems confident and aggressive on offense, doesn't have that "hesitate to shoot" thing that afflicts most of our forwards, and he goes to the net. If he keeps it up and Babs doesn't bump him down the lineup in favor of his favorite stiffs, the Nose should have a good year.
The PP couldn't be worse, time to change some things. Don't know if Brunner is used to playing the point and I know that Babs is obsessed with having a righty on the point, but move him back to wing on the PP. And start moving the puck crisply instead of the stale "wait for a point shot and hope someone screens the goalie."
Don't know why Tootoo isn't getting on the ice in the 3rd periods, but he plays well and brings energy early, then seems like he's nailed to the bench late. Love having that kind of guy on the team though.
I think Datsyuk may be hurt. Seems more tentative with the puck, turns it over at a Quincey-like rate for most of the game, and doesn't have much jump while skating. He was tearing up the KHL, so I wonder if he got hurt in his last few games there or during camp.
Man alive, hope that White isn't hurt seriously. Huskins did ok tonight, don't mind him on the 3rd pairing.
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