I think he's an adequate middle pairing guy, other than the occasional terrible decision like his flying leap at Kopecky.
It'll be interesting to see what the Wings sign him for in the off season. I'm guessing Q has a spot here because of Kindl's stalled development.
Kindl was good tonight. He has been good most of games I've seen from him since mid February.
The only people who think Quincey is better than Kindl are people who compare the stats of a miscast top pairing defenseman on a mediocre team to an offensive defenseman being used 14 minutes a night on a top team.
Right now, Kindl is every bit as good or better than Quincey.
Shot isn't as good (but even this is debatable). But he's a better passer. He skates better. He plays smarter D. Quincey can be more physical. But he's not smart about it.
Yeah I was both smh'ing and lol'ing all the way. Isn't that the sort of thing an assistant coach may come up with? It's like "hey Cleary and Zetterberg don't normally play together, let's give them some time to re-acquaint themselves with each other when the game is on the line!"
Big E has been very good since he came back. Haters gonna hate.
Quincey's play and White's play the last month simply made E look much better in comparison. There's still positional awkwardness and iffy decision-making at times but he's a big body and he's no worse positionally than the other guys we have.
Hudler and Franzen would take a whole shift just to backcheck. Horrible defensively.
This is where it would be nice getting a better top 6 forward. You have depth to roll lines in OT as well.
Yeah I think you need one of Fil, Z and Datsyuk on the ice at all times when playing 4 on 4. Then you rotate in other forwards with them, mostly Cleary and Franzen. We tried Cleary-Abdelkader probably out of necessity when Helm was injured and that didn't go so well. Neither guy is a good enough skater with all that open ice.
Jimmy could have easily had a shutout as that one goal allowed was pretty weak. He got most of it but it somehow squirted through and into the net. Florida's a solid team so this is a move in the right direction. The big game is going to be taking on the Blues on the road.
Ericsson has been solid since coming back for sure. I saw some mean streak today, too. I wish that part of his game would be more consistent. Biggest positive the last four games has been our PK, a lot thanks to him. Getting Howard back into his best form will only improve it further. A good PK makes all the difference in games like this.
Thank Quincey, we were dominating the third and then he took that insanely retarded penalty. He's dumb as a fence post, 100x worse than Abdelkader when Abby is at his worst.
I don't disagree about Q, but having long since been ejected, he was not the reason the team was so punchless in OT. The Panthers were blatantly sitting back 4 on 4 and playing for the shootout, yet still got better looks than we did.