Tootoo just creates a bit more space for his linemates. I think the opposing players are just more aware of him that other players can kind of go about their business a little more. It also seemed like Tootoo and Abdelkader had some chemistry. I say the bottom six tonight should look like:
Cleary - Abdelkader - Tootoo
Miller - Emmerton - Eaves
This is going to be a tough game for the Wings, but I know they can find a way to win this game. The Blues had a tough, physical game in Columbus last night and Wings haven't played since Tuesday. In theory that should give the Wings an edge, but they'll have to play their hearts out for every single minute of this game. Every Wing has to be on top of their game and give it everything they have. Anything less than that and I don't like our chances. LGW!!
I'm going to the game tonight! Weird as a youth it seemed like every game I saw live was the Blues (I always wanted to see Edmonton) but now in 2013 I am as glad to watch St. Louis as any team in the league. For me the Blues have become a true rival, I think starting last year, games have been heavy hitting and highly competitive.
We are going to have a much better game than the abomination on Jan. 19th. St. Loui was way more prepared and we were caught off guard. The Red Wings are digging in, getting settled with new teammates and lines. Even with all our injuries and only 6 games in there is an identity forming that i am excited about. There are few times last games I felt so confident, you know when you say "they are the greatest team in the world!" I swear they still got the magic that makes them a perpetual threat. With Howard in net who knows how far they'll go this season.
Coming in peace, just wanted to ask how Huskins was doing. He was an effective 7th d man for when Colaiacovo was sitting out with his weekly injury.
He has been really solid for us so far. I can't think of a bad give away he has made off the top of my head. Sound positionally, steady/ simple game. It was refreshing when he stepped in after watching the Quincey - Smith pairing for the first few games
Maybe I am crazy but after losing to the Blues the first time out in the way that we did and then losing to Chicago and with the shortened season, this is as much of a must win as you can get this early. This will tell us a whole lot about our team and our season.
the blue aer tired and we have had 2 days off.
if we dont beat the blues tonight we will never do it this season.
so 5-1 for the wings
The Blues had a few nights off before Columbus, where they scored 3 quick goals, only to go to sleep for the rest of the game. They were in cruise control. I think Detroit will be hungry enough to win, but it won't be because the Blues are tired.
Wings end up with 15 shots on net, gets shutout 3-0
I hope not. Had to sit through the Rangers gAme last night against the Pens. My friend who's a Rangers fan had tix so I went. Wow Rags were horrible. The food is good as always. And they' re doing a nice job with their renovations.
I hope not. Had to sit through the Rangers gAme last night against the Pens. My friend who's a Rangers fan had tix so I went. Wow Rags were horrible.
Me neither, but to be fair, it's a pretty likely end result... detroit match up against blues like ****. Cut down on break aways and they will still score around 3 goals on powerplay and crashing the net in 5on5...On the other end of the ice we know it will be extremely hard to just score once.
If Babcock is worth his salt as a coach, he would get Quincy off the ice when Tarasenko comes on.
Funny you posted that, b/c I was thinking that Hitchcock will look to get Tarasenko on the ice anytime he sees Q out here . Not his whole line necessarily, but just him as much as possible. If Q is on the point for a PP, I fully expect Tarasenko to hop the boards to join the PK, praying for that one-on-one chance for him to blow past Q again for a goal.