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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thoughts on Game 21 (3-0 win vs. St. Louis)

-- The second line, Valtteri Filppula, Johan Franzen and Mikael Samuelsson, had its best game of the season. The three were flying and being physical. Franzen was especially difficult to play against. At least one of those guys deserved to be one of the game's three stars.
-- Pavel Datsyuk's defense deserves more respect than it gets. Picking Bryce Salvador's pocket from behind was brilliant. He's also one of the best at defensive rebounding. There's a stat we need.
-- Franzen has knocked Filppula off the second power-play unit up front and Samuelsson has knocked Brett Lebda aside on the blue line.
-- Dominik Hasek has complained that the lack of shots makes it difficult to play net for the Red Wings. Chris Osgood doesn't seem to be bothered by it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce: Doing a great job covering the Wings! Was at Blues game & thought Legacy probably deserved a star. It could have been 6-0 easily! Zetterberg & Datsuk are dominant when they are on the ice . Reminds me of Forsberg/Sakic in their prime. Other teams have to game plan around them. Keep up the good work!

November 22, 2007 at 10:40 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I feel that defensively responsible Russian forwards will never get the recognition they deserve in this league because of stereotype. (Fedorov was a rare case.) Datsyuk certainly deserves Selke consideration (along with Zetterberg), but I won't be surprised if he doesn't get it.

But imagine if two Red Wings were finalists for the Selke... That would be a proud day to be a Red Wings fan.

November 22, 2007 at 11:15 AM 

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