In this case..it is a talent issue. Chicago has MUCH more talent than Detroit. And it's not even close.
The only way to beat talent is to outwork it, combined with a hot goalie/solid tight checking defense.
That's what teams like Edmonton, Anaheim and Calgary did to us in the playoffs, when we had more talent than them.
Our team has no talent, but tries playing like it does. This team either needs a new identity or an infusion of talent to play a good puck possession style again. Right now, it's a team of posers with no direction.
Is Tootoo not going to engage anyone in this game?
Give the fans their moneys worth. They paid a lot to come to the dump (JLA) on Easter and watch this embarrassment to a rival team, with an annoying fanbase that's sitting in the stands jeering us right now.
Interview with Carlo during the Griffins game. Said that Detroit was at the top of his choices to go. He said that he's loved his time here and that it really is probably the most fun he's had for an organization. Just upset that his season has turned out the way it is with the injuries.
So the talk about the Wings not being a go to place for free agents anymore doesn't seem to be the case for current UFA pickups.
He may as well have said he had fun getting paid for nothing.