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Game 3 : DAL @ DET 3 Stars and Wrapup
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01-23-2013, 04:14 PM
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The Zetterberg Era
Datsyuk and Z need to up their game and they must be seperated. These guys have a higher level to go to and they have to for this team to be successful. They both need the puck though and on the same line they struggle now to share it like they used to.
This team also needs to focus on unlocking the middle and going to tougher areas. Too much of their offense is coming from the outside and against good NHL starters that is a very tough place to score.
Smith needs to work on his start and stop speed. He has an impressive top speed, but the game is much choppier at the NHL level and this part of his game is lacking in the first three games.
Brunner has a good shot, but it is from 30 to 40 feet in. He is not a threat back out there on the point. That is a different skill and he is also struggling with how tight the lanes are out there. That first goal even as a garbage goal should do a decent amount for his confidence.
Howard looked like the same Jimmy from the first half of last season last night which is a good sign.
Filppula is not a center, it takes all the aggression out of his game.
How many posts are we going to hit? Not much puck luck in the first couple of games.
Quincey is well....
I had hoped he would round into form, watch quite a bit of other hockey and I can say the guy that played in Denver has not shown up. He doesn't understand his assignments in this system and it leads to terrible blown coverages. He also eats the puck far too often for a player that is seen as a puck mover.
The Wings as a team in general have terrible edge work and stop and start skating. They need to work on explosiveness.
Agree with most this.
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