We were talking before about how it might make sense to trade Grossman soon instead of signing him to a new deal just so we're assured of not losing him for nothing. Well, I think it makes sense to trade him just so he's no longer on the team. I don't think we should even be looking to re-sign him in the first place. Try to recoup the draft pick that was used on him.
Why was Grossman on the ice when we need a goal? Might as well have put Pardy and Fistric on the point. Brilliant coaching decision.
Also, how was there not a call on Bertuzzi there? Interference? Roughing? Too many men on the ice? Take your pick because I believe you could have called all three. Completely away from the play he bear hugs Ott and forces him into the bench and it appeared this is while Bertuzzi was supposed to be making a line change and other Detroit players are coming on the ice.
I find it hard to tell where this extensive disparity between good & bad games comes from, constantly. Such a rollercoaster ride. There are some serious mentality issues inside the team that need to be addressed.
We were talking before about how it might make sense to trade Grossman soon instead of signing him to a new deal just so we're assured of not losing him for nothing. Well, I think it makes sense to trade him just so he's no longer on the team. I don't think we should even be looking to re-sign him in the first place.
Screw it let's trade Grossman and Pardy and Robidas and play with Larsen Daley goose Souray Benn and The Fist as our D
Ryder has the best shot on a Dallas Stars team since Brett Hull laced them up here. Wow he is lethal when he turns it on.
Lehtonen was not very good again tonight. He made some great saves but he also missed a few.
This defense is still terrible. Both Pardy and Grossman need to go. For a guy who was never supposed to be anything at all Jordie Benn played alright. He can stay for another game at least.
Jamie Benn is a beast and Loui Eriksson is solid in all the right ways just like Jere Lehtinen used to be.
I figured they'd be 1-2 with Columbus, Boston and Detroit. Didn't expect the the order but until this team learns to defend they're never going to compete with the best in the West.
The game had some nice flow at times and they didn't give up but it seemed every time momentum tried to turn our way a mistake ended up in the Dallas net. While I've resigned myself to that it's still disappointing to see games like this slip away.
Ott and Morrow had around 3 more minutes than loui and Ryder which is a travesty
I thought it was a real good game (for Jamie)," Gulutzan said. "I made a conscious effort there to get 21 minutes tonight. He was going and we need to find more ice for him. In fact, we should have had a little more ice for Loui and Rydes tonight."
Ryder is top 20 in goal scoring in the league and loui is loui... If Steve Ott as much as I love him is getting more toi than them in a game with no penalty killing don't need baby steps need ginormous steps there woud be a national crisis over this if this team were in Toronto
both ryder and loui are veterans. though I guess you mean Benn. Still he's hardly some 19 year old rookie. Both Ott and Morrow need to switch ice time with Ryder and Loui. Ribs extends his shifts and that increases his numbers but decreases Benn's. Still that has to be rectified if this team is going to go anywhere.