Khan(!) spoke with Patrick Eaves after last night's game and got his thoughts on his new linemates:
"I've played with a bunch of players, but these guys have wheels that I have never seen or played with. It's a joy to play with them. Drapes is an unbelievable guy and leader and brings it every night. Helmer is just scary fast and competitive and causes turnovers with his speed. He's been really fun to watch in the playoffs. When you're playing with him, you can throw (the puck) in areas or chip it and he'll go get it. I noticed that right away just from watching him in the playoffs.''
Eaves assisted on Detroit's lone regulation goal, registered three shots, recorded five hits (team high), and is really starting to play like we all hoped he would be...that is before he was a healthy scratch for 6 out of the first 10 games. But the wheels of the "Red Corvette" Line (Draper-Helm-Eaves) seem to be on track.
Those guys are going to continue to be thorns in the oppositions sides...much to my delight.
The Nightmare on Helm Street is a fledgeling blog overwhelmingly dedicated to the Detroit Red Wings and the destruction of their enemies. Drew started a non-partisan blog in 2008 which failed miserably and he eventually created N.O.H.S. on the scorched Earth thereafter in July 2009. Chris was added as an author three months later. Both are washed up college hockey players, except Chris is a stupid goalie.