Nyquist at least is always moving his feet, he doesn't really stay still in one spot for a length of time. This is the one thing that drives me nuts about Franzen. Too many times I see him stay still and wait for pucks instead of going to the puck. When Franzen is dominating he is always moving his feet and never waiting for pucks but going for the puck, and its games like that where I truly believe if he did that all the time he would score 40 goals a season.
That's my criticism of a lot of players, including Datsyuk. That is perhaps Zetterberg's best trait, is that he;s constantly on the move.
I wonder how much of that is involuntary. If you have to remind yourself to keep your feet moving, it might already be too late.
I'm no Hudler fanboy, but he's obviously hated by Babcock for whatever reason.
I mean, why is it Hudler that takes the heat for all the other forwards sucking? Why isn't Zetterberg benched? Bertuzzi is obviously ****ing immune to a benching, same with Abs. Franzen has looked bad as well, and Cleary has one assist in 10 games?
Why always Hudler?
I wish I knew the reason, because he's not noticeably worse than any other struggling forward.
Because Hudler brings absolutely nothing else to the table in the NHL than the 45-ish points he's going to put up? Slow for a guy his size, no physical presence and can't be used in the defensive situations. There's nothing in Hudler's career suggesting he would keep up with a player like Datsyuk over 82 games. For every good game he's barely noticable for three. He's now on his fifth full season with the Wings, so I'm pretty sure Babcock knows exactly what he got in Hudler. He's a fringe top6 player on a team like Detroit, it's that easy.
Why are the Wings messing with this kid? They're going to wreck him. He has a lights out camp and preseason and they cut him in order to sign a stiff like Brunnstrom, which was a slap in the face. Then they recall him for 1 game, hardly play him and demote him immediately. The way the Wings are handing Nyquist doesn't seem rational to me.
I wish I understood the reasoning behind calling Nyquist up, just to send him back down like that...
GR wasn't playing a game last night and their next game is home, so calling Nyquist up doesn't cost him a game in GR. Looks like a free 'extra' game, and it's not like Detroit needs to save cap space or anything. Besides, Hudler needed to sit a game and get replaced by a skill guy, not Drew Miller or Emmerton.
It was a bummer he didn't get on the PP at all, but it's just game 1 of however many.
And for the fella that is concerned we're wrecking Nyquist...... really?
Some guys gotta do 3-4 years in the AHL to pay their dues but not Prince Gustav. Kindl almost made this team out of camp half a decade ago. And then proceeded to spend a couple more years in the minors. People need to relax. He's gonna be a good one for us but not now. He was gettign greased for a good start to his year. He'll be up again. Get a few games here and there. Personally I hope they promote Tatar for a couple games next time they want to bring someone up. Keep him focused. Share the grease around abit.