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Detroit Update From Buffalo

10/31/2022 at 12:43pm EDT

Per a previous tweet from Helene St. James the Wings did have a morning skate and then this.

added 1:31pm, Coach Lalonde after the skate is below.

mengelhardt

Buffalo is a division rival and these are important points to win from them....

So why the heck aren't we starting Husso tonight?  

Going on the record now saying playing Ned is going to be a mistake...  Husso has clearly looked like the better goalie this season.  Husso is #1.  Husso should be playing against division rivals like Buffalo.  Especially when we have 2 nights off after this game before our next one...  

Ned has NOT looked good this season.   not happy about this decision.

Paul

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Most folks would likely take some time off after such an accident. Then, there's hockey culture for you, and there was Luff was back on the ice for an optional skate Sunday, and going full bore at Monday's practice and ready to play.

There was, Luff said, never any doubt he wouldn't.

"I was trying to get out there for the third (period, Saturday) but at the 16-minute mark, I was still getting stitched up, and (still) after the game," Luff said. "I was down there for a while. I talked to (general manager) Steve (Yzerman) after the game and he was wondering what was going on, and I said, 'I'll be good for Buffalo' and kind of go from there.

"I just went out there (Sunday) to figure out shields (for the helmet, which Luff wore Monday) and if everything felt good and there was nothing there, so I'll take it."

There was no concern of a concussion, in that Luff remembered vividly all the details of what happened and details about the game, along with no headaches of any kind.

Luff's parents drove in from Toronto for Saturday's game. Luff made sure to text his mother quickly as possible, sending her a picture, to reassure her that everything was being taken care of.

Luff, 25, never had anything of this sort of injury his entire career. Truthfully, Luff felt he escaped even more serious injury.

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Wingding

This should be a great challenge for Ned. I expect he will rise to the occasion. 

Lefty30

These goalies do play quite different styles. And I wonder how that is for skaters playing a new system, new coaches. Ned was great last season many games when not worn down. So I don’t think he just gets consigned to immediate backup status. But it’s an improved Buffalo team and a chance to make a statement for Ned as well as to get two points which could be meaningful later. 
Husso does kick out rebounds. It’s just a matter of placement and if teammates have the structure to keep opponents away from dangerous ones. In a sense they give opponents two very different styles of goalie to prepare for. 

Paul

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mengelhardt

Gee.  Told you so!   Ned looked horrible once again.  

I'm shocked! (I'm not!)

Husso is clearly the better goalie and if we want points this year, we need to ride him on anything that isn't a back 2 back game.


called this one.  

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