Blashill does some curious things down in Grand Rapids as well, especially with his D pairings. Right now he has both Ouellet and Sproul sitting to play Fournier. Even worse he could play Nicastro over Fournier if he is worried about understanding the system and experience any one is a better idea. He also lets Billins play the half wall while shifting Tatar to the point, it is strange to watch. Almqvist and Paetsch are our only D really that are good point men with shots and are often wasted with the second forward unit. Just pointing out something he does down there that drives me nuts.
lol...well to be honest with you, I dont know much about Blashill, and dont get many opportunities to watch Griffins games at all. I was just voicing my frustration with Coach Babcock and his questionnable (retarted/ridiculous/laughable) decisions tonight. Tatar should be playing 3rd line with the Wings right now.
Lashoff has proven uncapable, but continues to take a regular shift. Screwed up on the game winner. Screwed up majorly twice, but was saved by Palmeiri missing an open net and the ref whistling off the goal.
Meanwhile-- Babcock's decision to put Eaves and company out on the five minute PP-- led to a poor pass by Eaves, that caused Smith to take the penalty that killed the PP and led to Getzlaf's huge PP goal.
Well I don't know. Who is the coach that gets mistake free performances out of every player 100% of the time?