“I think any time you’re proud, you want to score, you want to help the team,” Babcock said. “His production’s still been at a high rate.”
“He won last time out, he’s our veteran guy,” Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said. “And now Jimmy, the ball’s in his court right here.”
“I think we’ll see what our group’s made of these last five games,” Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader said Friday.
“When you wake up today, you play the guy and the players that you think give you the best chance to win that night,” Holland said.
I want to be out there every single night, but Coach feels like I don’t deserve it,” Howard said Friday.
The starting goaltender job of the Detroit Red Wings appears to be up for grabs.
Babcock said Datsyuk will not make the trip to Florida, where the Red Wings will play two games in the next two days.
As a fan long before he was a player and manager, Ausmus can see how fans might be upset at the recent departures of Scherzer and Suh.
“Think they both can be prominent players,” Babcock said. “It’s going to take them some time to adjust, but we think it’ll be a factor.”
“I think everybody’s starting to watch the standings every day, to be honest with you,” Kronwall said.