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Opportunities Exist For Some Bubble Players On The Wings

from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

For PA Parenteau, in camp on a professional tryout, it means he gets to play on a line with Frans Nielsen and Darren Helm and on the power play.

That is where Parenteau really needs to shine, according to Wings coach Jeff Blashill.

"Be great on the power play. That would be one area for certain," Blashill said. "Be great on the power play and then he's somebody that could potentially add secondary scoring. What's secondary scoring? Well, not everybody can play 18-20 minutes a night. So in your 14 minutes or 12 minutes of whatever it might be, provide that type of secondary scoring."...

"Sometimes I just got to go hit the net," Frk said. "If I shoot hard enough, always the rebound can come or anything, give an opportunity for the other guys there. So definitely just put it on the net, hopefully I will hit the net the most of the time."

Hitting the net has been an issue with Frk and though he is working on improving his accuracy, he says the time he has to get his shot off in the NHL is minuscule. 

"This is the best league so definitely everything quicker here. Just maybe I cannot use the big slapshot here, maybe just got to go use more wrist shot," Frk said....

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It’s a sad state of affairs when David Booth has been one of this teams better performers this preseason.

Posted by Matt_in_MI on 09/23/17 at 08:02 PM ET

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What’s secondary scoring? Well, not everybody can play 18-20 minutes a night. So in your 14 minutes or 12 minutes of whatever it might be, provide that type of secondary scoring.

“What’s secondary scoring?” Gosh, I don’t know, Blash. Please explain it to us.  rolleyes

This guy couldn’t sound more like an idiot if he tried.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 09/24/17 at 12:26 AM ET

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