I'll admit that I wasn't watching the preseason games all that closely, so I'm looking for input and opinion here as much as anything.
The last game against Pittsburgh, I noticed that our new Swedish dude-Fabian Brunnstrom headed right to Homer's office on one of the PPs he skated on. So, we all know that Dan Cleary has picked up some of the Holmstrom puck-tipping / net-front-presence guy responsibility, but seeing Brunnstrom go there made me think that maybe he's now being groomed for the 2nd PP unit responsibility. Homer and his ass are great (well, not like in "that" way), but he's getting up there in age, so if Cleary is being looked at as the new 1st unit guy, maybe Brunnstrom has potential to be the 2nd unit guy. I think he's big enough - even though the rap on him is that he plays smaller than his size. Your thoughts?
2nd question- we all pretty much agree that the Wings gave up way too many goals last season, and the PK wasn't anywhere near what it needed to be. So, what if anything did we see and/or learn about the new assistants and how they want to see the defense and PK units play? As I said above, I wasn't watching that closely on the games to really decipher or look for the differences between last year and now and as such, what the new assistants are bringing to the table in terms of a new system.
The answer to this for now could very well be - there was a basic system in place but it's preseason so it was really hard to tell what the hell we were doing because the lineup was crazy with evaluating players and getting the prospects some playing time. I'm fine with that - I'm really just wondering if any of you saw differences in how the D side or PK units were playing, and what the new assistant coaches brought with them.