The Out of Town Thread part LV - All Talk From Around the League Here
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04-18-2013, 10:34 AM
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The Wings are the most overrated team in the NHL. People talk about them like they are a top 5 or top 10 team, they are average at best. Once Datsyuk and Zetterberg decline they will need a big rebuild,
their young players are mostly grinders(Abdelkader Emmerton Helm) or non high end(Tatar Ouellet Sheahan).
Their defense has not replaced Lidstrom.
CBJ is all about Bobrovsky, going from mediocre(Mason) to great(Bobvrosky) goaltending is a huge boost.
Either you forgot or ignored their two best prospects, Nyquist and Jarnkrok, but I think those two could make for a pretty good future in Detroit. I'm not saying they're going to be Datsyuk & Zetterberg 2.0, but they're both definitely above-average players.
But if people think the Habs have been stifling their young talent, they should look at Detroit. Guys like Smith, Tatar and Nyquist should have been regulars last year, arguably. The fact that they're still not and that Detroit are still playing broken-down vets or grinders ahead of them is why they're spinning their wheels. There's being patient and being foolish.
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