Detroit Red Wings’ Derek Lalonde is an equal opportunity coach when it comes to dispensing of praise and criticism. If you listen, he often says what a player is doing well before he mentions the areas where he needs improvement. That’s been particularly true when it comes to rookie Jonatan Berggren.
Lalonde was asked whether Berggren has made a favorable impression after Wednesday’s 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo, and he replied: “Oh yeah, of course. His five-on-five play, I trust that line. ”