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Good And Bad Season

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

With the NHL regular season paused because of the coronavirus pandemic, let’s review some of the surprises and disappointments of the Wings’ season.

Surprises

Tyler Bertuzzi: If Bernier wasn’t the Wings’ MVP, then it would have to be Bertuzzi. He was the Wings’ representative at the All-Star Game, and deservedly so. Bertuzzi led the team with 21 goals, and his 48 points only trailed Dylan Larkin (53). Bertuzzi can play in a variety of roles and his consistency has been admirable.

Alex Biega: He was a shrewd acquisition by general manager Steve Yzerman early in the season. Biega outperformed expectations, getting into 49 games, and becoming a dependable third-pairing defenseman. He got a one-year contract extension and he earned it.

Disappointments

Justin Abdelkader: Another subpar season for a veteran forward whose future in the organization is uncertain. Abdelkader had no goals while playing 49 games and was losing his spot in the lineup. At age 33, there’s been severe regression in performance the last two seasons.

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MurrayChadwick's avatar

while prospect Alec Regula, who the Wings traded to Chicago for Perlini, led Ontario League defensemen with 27 goals.

This fanbase would be eating Hollands lunch for this had he made this trade.

 

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 04/01/20 at 04:52 PM ET

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This fanbase would be eating Hollands lunch for this had he made this trade.

Yes. He would have. We all agree.

Now how about letting go of it?

Posted by BaromirBragr on 04/01/20 at 08:47 PM ET

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don’t worry Murray, Holland wasn’t capable of making a trade.

Posted by akwingsfan on 04/02/20 at 12:23 AM ET

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  Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod’s pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 04/01/20 at 04:52 PM ET

True, I do though remember Some of the fan base being unhappy about this move though. I think what caused that chunk to let it slide a little? was that they saw it as Stevie at least trying to make the team better? Holland on the other hand wouldn’t have traded for Perlini, a younger guy that had at least a little bit of potential or possibly just needing a fresh start. Holland would have traded for some washed veteran that was really never that good like Shaw or some old dude like Seabrook. .

Posted by benzanato on 04/02/20 at 09:06 AM ET

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This fanbase would be eating Hollands lunch for this had he made this trade.


Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod’s pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 04/01/20 at 04:52 PM ET

And I didn’t like it when Yzerman did it, what’s your point?

Posted by EthrDemon on 04/02/20 at 02:35 PM ET

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Disappointments

How do Abdelkader and Nielsen count as disappointments? To be a disappointment, there need to be expectations and I can’t fathom how anyone would expect anything good from either of them.

Posted by BaromirBragr on 04/02/20 at 04:09 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

The Regula trade no one seemed to like from the onset. So far I think yzerman has done more mediocre than good. Besides Fabbri and Nemeth, everything else has been subpar. Just my humble opinion. I have not given up faith yet.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 04/02/20 at 09:55 PM ET

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