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Krupa on Gustav Nyquist

The Detroit News's Gregg Krupa profiled Gustav Nyquist today, discussing Nyquist's desire to score as many goals as possible this season:

“I grabbed him (Saturday) morning,” Blashill said. “He was excellent. His compete level was excellent. He has to compete at that extraordinary high level every night because he’s smaller and he isn’t super fast. But he’s got to compete like crazy, and I think his compete level has been great. If ‘Nyquie’ keeps getting those chances, they’ll go in.”

Nyquist said it’s always nice to hear from a coach that effort is appreciated, but goals help the team win.

“Well, sure, I guess it’s nice to hear that you’re creating,” he said. “But, at the same time, (missed scoring chances) are in your mind, too. But you just have to flush that.”

Nyquist said he is happy with the start of his season. But he would like to score at a greater rate.

“I still want to do better production-wise,” he said. “I think it’s been an OK start. Hopefully, I can keep this going and score some more goals. Obviously, as long as you’re creating chances, hopefully they’ll start going in. But you’ve got to make sure, too, that they’re going in. You know, I want to produce and when you get a chance you’ve got to put those away sometimes. But just keep going, creating chances, and then they will come.”

Krupa continues at length...

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I agree Nyquist compete level is good lately.

Posted by VPalmer on 11/22/17 at 02:44 PM ET

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“I grabbed him (Saturday) morning,” Blashill said.

huh? why didn’t Blashill just go straight to the press and complain about Gus’ play?

Is Blashill suggesting that Gus can motivate himself as any decent veteran should do?

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 11/22/17 at 03:03 PM ET

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Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 11/22/17 at 02:03 PM ET

I think the press has to ask him don’t they? I don’t recall Blashill or Babcock for that matter, walking to the mic and lighting up a player out of the blue, moreso when they are asked about that player.  Of course I could be wrong, I don’t listen to every soundbite, but I often ask this to fans like yourself who continue to bring this up ignoring that sound bites are often answers to questions, and they have never said otherwise, so its a decent assumption.

In this case, Krupa asked him, and he answered, just like he does with Mantha, Larkin and AA, who are frankly more interesting to the fanbase, which is why the media often asks about them. 

 

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Holland Hate Hyperbole Town (HHHT) on 11/22/17 at 04:27 PM ET

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