Needless to say, that the last 7 games included teams like the Isles, Jets, Stars and Hurricanes? Seriously the DETROITREDWINGS can't even win against these teams and all of a sudden things aren't as bleak as LGW makes them out to be? None of the mentioned ones is even close to be a powerhouse and yet the real topteams are still coming. How should this team succeed against the Blues, Kings or Penguins if the can't even beat the former mentioned bottom dwllers?
The ranking in the east is giving some fans and probably managment a very false impression on where this team really stands and at least to me it is alarming. This team used to crush such teams without even given a full effort...this is a team, that went into another teams building played at around 75 - 80 % and dominated with 4:1 ...games that's what I call DetroitRedWings style.
Also, I've hardly heard Kenny that annoyed and pissed like in the interview yesterday, so things are not going into the right direction and are very bleak right now.
I accept that we aren't the team that is going to blow teams out anymore, or skate with the puck the majority of the night, but there are certain things that could have and should have been done differently to put us in a better spot. There is no reason whatsoever to be paying Tootoo, Quincey, Cleary, and Samuelsson, a combined $10.5M of our salary cap, keeping Nyquist in the minors and Tatar being treated like a faster, younger, more talented (not necessarily better yet, mind you) Hudler with limited minutes.
In a few years, the Wings may return to the style of play to which we are accustom, but in the meantime, they could at the very least not suck so intentionally. Holland needs to be better, Babcock needs to be better, and the individual players need to be better.