#RedWings lines at skate:— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 8, 2018
For you numbers nerds out there
Evgeny Svechnikov switched to 77 from 37. pic.twitter.com/yBJqmc9d1k— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) March 8, 2018
Perhaps you’ve heard of this guy?
More from the Knights:
No Reilly Smith on the ice as Knights are starting a.m. skate at Little Caesars Arena. Tomas Hyka is out there— Steve Carp (@stevecarprj) March 8, 2018
BTW, no Neal or Schmidt either in Detroit this morning.— Steve Carp (@stevecarprj) March 8, 2018
Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Tyler Bertuzzi
Martin Frk - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Justin Abdelkader - Andreas Athanasiou - Evgeny Svechnikov
Luke Witkowski - Luke Glendening - (Not-Luke) Helm
Jonathan Ericsson - Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall - Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser - Nick Jensen
Vegas Golden Knights
Jonathan Marchessault - William Karlsson - Tomas Tatar
David Perron - Erik Haula - Tomas Hyka
Ryan Carpenter - Cody Eakin - Alex Tuch
Tomas Nosek - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb - Colin Miller
Shea Theodore - Deryk Engelland
Jon Merrill - Brad Hunt
Keys to the Game
Evgeny Svechnikov got the call with Nielsen out for at least two games, he had a bit of a sophomore slump most of the season but he’s picking up speed now with 8 points in his last 11 games. It sounds like Svech will be sticking around even with Nielsen is back, especially if he shows he can hang with the NHLers, but we will have to wait and see!
I, for one, hope he gets to stick around and give us an extended sneak preview of what he’ll bring to the table next season when he’s competing for a permanent spot.
Dealing with the Ex
It feels like Tatar just left, because he just did, but now he’s back for one night only and can spill all our secrets to VGK like how we are in fact not very good at hockey, especially the defense part. The trade was good, the trade was necessary, we like Tatar, but I also kind of want to see Nyquist mess with him. Whether it’s scoring while he’s on the ice or forcing a turnover with the ol’ booty-bump, make that happen.
Remember how goaltending works
Our game against Boston wasn’t our best goaltending experience, B- for effort Coreau, but it was also just one of those games where all the pucks go in all the nets. Time to hit reset and get our goaltending under control again, with as many one goal games as we’ve lost it can make all the difference. Coreau is our full-time backup...for next year too? That sounds wrong.
Ideally there is also consistent defense from the defensemen, but if wishes were horses...well, there would be a lot of horses.