Nyquist will play tonight. In an odd turn of events, his status on tonight’s lineup depended on Quincey being able to play. If Quincey had been hurt, Nyquist goes back down and a defenseman and probably Glendening come up. But your dreams have come true, Red Wings fans! Quincey (and Nyquist) can play!
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DeKeyser is out for 3-6 weeks and is planted firmly on LTIR. The soonest we could see him play again would be December 17. I wish Kronwall and Ericsson could play 50 minutes a night.
Based on lines in practice, our first line will be Cleary, Datsyuk, and Bertuzzi. And I just spent five minutes shaking my head at that last sentence. The second line should be good though. Franzen, Zetterberg, and Nyquist, allegedly. Mule can shoot, Nyquist can pass, and Z can do both. Should be a good line if they’re given time together.
The bottom 6 mostly consists of checkers who don’t finish checks, shooters with no one to feed them the puck, and an enforcer-type who hasn’t thrown a punch since 2011. I’m sure they’ll be fine.
The Wings are playing a pretty bad Hurricanes team, but somewhere out there is a Canes fan saying the same thing about us. Wings have to play hard for 60 minutes.
Does this mean I can finally wear the Nyquist jersey I bought after watching him in last years playoffs?
Was reading the plan is to move a contract before Dekeyser comes back since Nyqvist won't be able to be sent down. Does this mean Miller or Cleary will be in the AHL. To me Tootoo was our most tradeable expendable player. I am worried this contract being moved might have to be a more valuable player.
As much as I like Nyquist I still don't feel he's the answer to our problems. That being said, Cleary on the top line is definitely not the answer!
Getting Goose (hopefully) back is the as much of an impact as getting Helm back. Now, lets hope that Weiss doesn't come back before Nyquist can play 2 games and have his spot sealed.
@Jay Argentina If Gus plays more than 1 game, he can't go down (unless we give him away over waivers). Any more than 1 game, and we have to move a contract. No need to, only have to.