The Kurse of KQ
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03-27-2013, 09:43 PM
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No, I still don't think that's right. While it was good that Tatar and Nyquist got some games, they would've gotten in games regardless and played in the same type of situations. So based on what Nyquist and Tatar were given this team would've been much better off with a healthy Samuelsson, Bertuzzi and Helm. While I agree Samuelsson and Bertuzzi are basically dead weight, they would've still contributed much more than we're giving them credit. And our overall depth would've been much improved with guys like that in the lineup.
Injuries to depth is still a huge issue and I'm surprised everyone is poo-pooing it. We've seen so many times that really good teams lose depth to free agency or injuries and it severely impacts them. The Wings have been severely impacted due to injuries.
No, I don't include Helm in dead weight. Losing Helm hurt this team.
But otherwise, the other injuries that piled up our "Man Games" that people use as an excuse are Bertuzzi and Sammy. And those guys are addition by substraction.
The Wings have been hurt by the loss of Helm.
Otherwise, injuries haven't hurt this team more than they've hurt anyone else.
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