The Wings have played solid hockey these last two games. We've asked for consistent play after the losses to the BJ's and Flames, and so far we've gotten it from unexpected places.
The defense has been playing much better. Kronwall and Lashoff have really gelled, while Kindl has been showing great speed along with smooth passing and smart plays. Big E has been showing us the guy we all hoped he would become. I haven't seen much Quincey hate and that's because he's actually playing like he's worth that 1st rounder… Well, maybe a 3rd.
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The bottom 6 finally got going the other night against St. Louis. We were all calling for Cleary to be benched, and I guess he didn't seem to like that idea when he made us all shut up after scoring the 1st goal. In fact, most of the players who needed to step up did that night.
Our top guys got it done last night with an amazing game by Datsyuk , along with Zetterberg and Brunner, though Brunner may have been trying a little too hard at times because his parents were at the game I can't fault a guy for that. I didn't like seeing Cleary in the top 6, yes he scored the other night, but top 6 play is a few years in his rearview.
Today I would love to see a mixed effort from all 4 lines, so I'm calling out Miller. He's played well defensively, now I want to see him get on the score sheet.
Though LA hasn't started out that great they still have some huge talent up front and a goalie that has the ability to shut us down. This is going to be a hard fought game being that its the 2nd of a back to back, and another early game.