Henrik Zetterberg Needs To Return To 30-Goal Status for Detroit Red Wings

September 29th, 2010 by Greg Eno Leave a reply »
I suppose that Bill Shakespeare wrote a run-on sentence or two. Michelangelo surely must have dabbed on orange when he meant to use red. Somewhere there exists a can of film showing Sir Laurence Olivier flubbing a line.

Ted Williams had a down year once, although a pinched nerve in his neck was the main culprit, not the curve ball.

So given all that, it’s easier to abide Henrik Zetterberg scoring a measly 23 goals last season.

Zetterberg, the Red Wings’ destructive left winger from Sweden, is a player next to whose name you write in 30 goals, at least—before the season starts. It’s never a prediction, it’s just telling the facts ahead of time.

Prior to the 2009-10 season, Zetterberg and 30 goals were hockey’s peanut butter and jelly.

Hank’s goal total for the previous four seasons read like this: 39, 33, 43, 31. Power play goals read 17, 11, 16, 12.

But then came ‘09-10, and it was like Zetterberg’s soft hands got left out on the counter and became hard.

Twenty-three goals? Zetterberg can score 23 goals by the All-Star ...

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