The New York Islanders in my opinion have had a disappointing season but like the Wings, could be considered in the hunt for a wild card spot.
After playing Detroit tonight, they host Vegas tomorrow then go on their extended break.
So like the Wings, they need to start stringing a few wins together.
But, they have not been good lately.
This was in a previous post. The Wings dads/mentors are having a great time together. They deserve it.
I'd bet Kay is a metal head. I saw him throw the horns 🤘🤘
From adjacent Tweet:
"I just asked Mo’s brother if he thought his dad was drunk last night and he told me that that is how he is sober"
from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,
The trickiest aspect of managing an NHL goaltender is finding the sweet spot between maximizing his potential and overworking him to the point of weariness. Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde is determined to make sure he plays Ville Husso the perfect number of games.The plan coming into the dad’s trip was to give Magnus Hellberg one of the two games. Husso played against Montreal, meaning Hellberg should play tonight against the New York Islanders. If that happens, Husso will be at 34 starts in 48 Detroit games. That’s 70.3% of starting assignments and a pace for 58 starts.
“Which is not awful,” Lalonde said. “That would probably be in that 10, 11, 12 range within the league but those nine or 10 guys ahead of him have experienced that before. This is uncharted territory. We have been talking and thinking a lot about it. I do think we rolled out a tired Ville Husso in some games and he has not been the sharpest, especially in what you saw of some of his play early on.”
Husso has never played more than 42 games in a season at any level. He had 40 appearances for the St. Louis Blues last season. Last season, eight played 58 or more, including Detroit’s Alex Nedeljkovic.
“If we get a little less, in the mid-50s, it would be a good target,” Lalonde said. “We do know he’s our best chance to win on a lot of given nights, too, so it’s just that balance of where it’s going to end up and how we use him.”
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