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The Wings Are Practicing

added 12:52pm, Videos of Blashill and Rasmussen after today's practice are below.

via Ansar Khan tweets,

practice lines/D same as yesterday:
Fabbri-Larkin-Mantha
Ryan-Namestnikov-Zadina
Brome-Rasmussen-Gagner
Helm-Glendening-Erne
Nielsen-Filppula-Svechnikov
(Xtras)
Bertuzzi not skating
DeKeyser-Hronek
Staal-Merrill
Nemeth-Djoos
Stecher-Biega (Xtra)
Bernier
Greiss
Pickard

power-play:
1. Rasmussen (net front), Erne (bumper), Larkin-Zadina (flanks), Hronek (point). Svechnikov took a couple reps for Larkin, whose status for tomorrow apparently isn’t certain.
2. Fabbri (net front), Gagner (bumper), Mantha-Ryan (flanks), Djoos (point).

Jeff Blashill

 

 

Michael Rasmussen

 

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I would prefer to see Svech in the lineup simply because his play deserves it. And also because it’s just more important to develop him than to play some of the veterans who are on the last year of their contract.

Posted by VPalmer on 03/08/21 at 12:36 PM ET

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I would play Svech as well. 

I would also not have Erne in the bumper role, if he’s going to play, put him on net front, why have Fabri who is not that big of a dude playing net front? 

Larkin is not a great shooter, he should be the bumper role, and have Svech or Fabri on the flanks.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 03/08/21 at 01:06 PM ET

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Blashill tells the media Larkin and Stecher status will be determined after warmups tomorrow night.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/08/21 at 01:37 PM ET

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Max Bultman tweet,

Blashill says hasn’t made a decision on tomorrow’s lineup RE: Svechnikov, still waiting on some health/availability info.

“Svech is doing a good job, and he tries hard every shift ... he’s doing a solid job. So when he gets in there, he’s just gotta keep doing a solid job.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/08/21 at 01:49 PM ET

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Blashill and Rasmussen videos added to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/08/21 at 01:54 PM ET

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Fabbri net front——-just another reason to jettison this coaching staff.

Posted by akwingsfan on 03/08/21 at 02:07 PM ET

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“Svech is doing a good job, and he tries hard every shift ... he’s doing a solid job. So when he gets in there, he’s just gotta keep doing a solid job.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/08/21 at 12:49 PM

If hes been solid when hes been in then why isnt he in?  Doesnt exactly scream meritocracy.  Say he needs to help us win, not lose.  Comes in, scores, “plays solid” and back to the taxi squad.  Mixed signals to me.

Posted by ThatGuy on 03/08/21 at 02:26 PM ET

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So when he gets in there, he’s just gotta keep doing a solid job.”

Blashill seems to not understand the “when he gets in there” part of the equation. Maybe he expects Svech to score from the press box in order to “earn” his way into the lineup.

I’m so over this asshat and his mind games and hockey theories. Give your buddy Gallant a call, Steve, and beg him to take over. Please!

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/08/21 at 03:50 PM ET

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Give your buddy Gallant a call, Steve, and beg him to take over. Please!

I am pretty sure they spoke right after Gallant became available.

Posted by VPalmer on 03/08/21 at 04:31 PM ET

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Svech is doing a good job, and he tries hard every shift ... he’s doing a solid job.

On top of that he has 4 points in 4 games, so let’s bench him

Posted by VPalmer on 03/08/21 at 04:32 PM ET

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Speaking of PP, it actually became better lately. Nobody talks about PK, but to me it’s even worse.

Posted by VPalmer on 03/08/21 at 04:34 PM ET

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It’s weird the passive way Blashill talks about when Svechnikov gets in there,
as if it’s not 100% under his, Blashill’s control.

If a player plays hard every shift and is at a point per game so far,
why not play him? Is it going to be easier when more forwards are back?
Erne is ok but has he been that impactful?

Svechnikov is not a young prospect - more the age of a young veteran.
But he’s been sidelined so long prior we need to see him play.
Does he still have a little upside if he can keep playing games at the NHL level
and learning from NHL players? Maybe not a lot of upside, but he’s a hardworking
big body with some scoring sense and shot and decent hands. I’m sure he’s gotta keep working on all kinds of things from skating to defensive positioning.
But at a certain point if he’s trying hard the results aren’t bad, you’ve gotta give the kid a carrot.

Posted by lefty.30 on 03/08/21 at 05:12 PM ET

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Blashill psychological tool bag =  stick and stick

Posted by akwingsfan on 03/08/21 at 05:34 PM ET

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Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/08/21 at 02:50 PM ET
I agree completely with you, Blashills"when he gets in there he’s gonna need to do a good job” remark is the Blashill kiss of death. Translated it means you’re going to get very limited ice time and you need to perform. In other words you’ll be thrown out with players you’ve played limited ice time with but you better get the job done. This is how Blashill develops young players.

Posted by stateofmifan on 03/09/21 at 11:04 AM ET

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Posted by stateofmifan on 03/09/21 at 10:04 AM ET

And welcome to real world of NHL hockey, not the mite house hockey team.  Aside from sure fire top end talent, that’s how most kids make their way into the game, there’s nothing given and no milk and cookies in their locker stall from the coach’s mom after the game.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 03/09/21 at 12:27 PM ET

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I think the problem many of us (I include me too) is that we still see Svechnikov as a 1st round prospect, but if we’re being honest, he was picked 6 years ago now, has been clearly passed over by other talent, he hasn’t been ranked in our top 10 by any outside analyst in a couple of years, and he passed through waivers this year, so is he a prospect? Is he going to be maybe another team’s Dan Cleary if the stars align?

I really want the kid to succeed, I think there’s talent there, in tight spaces with size, and we need talent, but what I think at home and what the wings see everyday are clearly not the same, and in Yzerman I trust, so if he sits he sits.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 03/09/21 at 12:37 PM ET

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