Well, you could look at these results as growing pains. And also realize that the Wings, even with their troubles, have not been that far off from a stellar record. There are a lot of inexperienced guys on thisroster, and inexperienced guys struggle to play under pressure (aka close tight games). There's a lot of little things missing from this team (Alfie tonight, Nyquist, accountability from the vets, rediuclous line juggling by Babs, disorganized player management by Kenny, etc.) If a few things are corrected (Babs sticks with solid pairings, a vet or two steps up, Nyquist comes...) then that might be enough to push the team over the OT loss hump such that they could start converting these games into two point wins. I don't think the current situation is as grim as it seemed last year when it looked like we wouldn't make the playoffs. Shouldn't this team be "better" than the team last year? Why wouldn't they be? But yeah, I am aghast at the horrible defense by Quincey/Smith, the nonsensical management and coaching, and the lack of overall team effort on most nights. To me things are both horrible and not so horrible at the same time.
Edited by themcityblues, 15 November 2013 - 10:40 PM.