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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, September 25, 2008

Thoughts on preseason Game 1

-- Highlight was the Red Wings controlling the puck for 1:17 on a delayed penalty. Read that again ... 1:17 the Habs couldn't even touch the puck. Remarkable.

-- Jonathan Ericsson looked very good on the blue line as did Derek Meech. Kyle Quincey didn't look good, having a big turnover in the defensive zone and having trouble holding the puck in at the offensive blue line.

-- Jan Mursak had a lot of jump and was effective. He was the one young player that coach Mike Babcock praised after the game. Evan McGrath had moments where he looked very fast and had a sweet set-up to Marian Hossa. Ville Leino was effective, but at times he had trouble with his positioning, being a wild card at times.

-- Tomas Kopecky had an excellent game for a return from knee surgery.

-- The Habs' tying goal came on a fat rebound left by Jimmy Howard.

-- Pavel Datsyuk was the best player on the ice. No news there.


Blogger 05GSX-R1000 said...

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September 26, 2008 at 8:16 AM 

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