Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/07/11 at 12:00 PM ET
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Darren Helm’s speed is a tremendous asset that enables him to create a lot of scoring chances. But sometimes speed kills chances.
The Detroit Red Wings want Helm to be more patient with the puck, like he was in the waning minutes of Tuesday’s 5-3 victory in Edmonton, when he made a nice move to shake off Theo Peckham and then snapped a shot past Nikolai Khabibulin.
“Being patient is slowing down a little bit, taking a look and seeing what I got, not getting too excited when the opportunity happens, taking a breath and seeing what else is there,” Helm said. “There’s been times in games where I’ve shown I can do that.”
The checking-line center has chipped in offensively, with seven points (goal, six assists) in his past eight games heading into Friday’s game in Calgary.
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