Since our main writers don't live in Michigan anymore (other than Jordan, who wasn't able to catch the game), we weren't able to see the Red and White game last night. That's why we've turned to Josh Howard, our photoshop wizard, and you, the readers of NOHS, to share your comments on the game last night. Here's Josh first:
By Josh Howard
There was a lot of mucking and grinding as guys tried to avoid laying the body. No one got hurt even though there were some goalie collisions. It was a good game... a great game to knock rust off.
Kronwall: Just his usual Kronner self, but really seemed to be moving the puck well.
Ericsson: Good moves. Was impressed with his passing, shot the puck well... I believe he got credit for a goal too. How to know Wings are back- Ericsson's scoring goals. Wasn't cursing the screen so... that's good, right... Right.... RIGHT?
Colia... Colai... F-it... Let me google this... Colaiacovo: Smooth. Really moved the puck well. I had no gripes with him.
Almquist: Great skater. If he can improve his defensive game a shade more, he might really be someone to watch. I've enjoyed watching him in Grand Rapids, but he didn't look out of place in the game.
Smith: While he was able to get beat, Smith was one of the more noticeable d-men out there. His skating is so good and he's not afraid to use his body to move guys around. Also, that little shootout move he did was great. Wish I had video, but it's basically the same move Zetterberg did last season. Only this time the puck barely trickled over the line. Kid's got great hands. Let's hope he readily uses them.
Lashoff: Solid if unremarkable. He just seemed very stay at home, IMO.
Kindl: Ummmm.... yeah... I didn't notice him much except the few times he helped cycle the puck. He looks maybe a little worn out? Dunno if he's in peak shape despite playing overseas.
Make the jump for forwards and goaltenders, and your thoughts as well.