It seems to me that the biggest "mistake" they made might have been cultivating a fan base that suffers from a massive sense of entitlement and lacks the ability to be grateful for the embarrassment of riches we've been provided.
It is after games like this that I am ashamed to be a fellow Wings fan with some of you people! It is amazing how quick you turn on the very team that you claim to love and be a fan of. To the postter above, I bet when Nick comes back and the Wings get going headed into the playoffs you will be posting on here about what a great game the wings played, or the Wings looking great headed into the playoffs as a serious threat. I am going to keep my eye on your posts and if I see something like that I am going to remind you about the lame posts that you posted tonight.
For those of us Wings fans who remain LOYAL and have faith in our team, we will be saying we told you so when they start playing Red Wings hockey going down the stretch.
Mickey is the only source of optimism to be had in an otherwise horrible situation. He always says that theres light at the end of the tunnel, too bad its an oncoming freight train
I would have more respect if he actually called it like it was. Instead he sounds senial talking about bad bounces and buls***. Everyone here knows we will turn it around at some point, but don't glaze over how pathetic the play is.
Babcock: "just do things right" really Babcock? That's what youf****** say? Do things right? They haven't done s*** right in a month, good pep talk, that really motivates us fans.
If a move had happened, you'd all be complaining about how we paid too much for it. This is precisely why Holland didn't pull the trigger on any deals. But now you are complaining about how we made no trades. You can't have it both ways. I'm sure viable offensive options were investigated and found to be suboptimal to the asking price.
Only with the Red Wings would you find fans complaining about the line-up when we're jockeying for first in the league. Have more faith in your boys. It'll be an interesting year, I think.
Wow, some people are REALLY taking this too far. This team wasn't struggling before the deadline by any means. With the recent news of defensive injuries, I would have bet a lot of grabbing a depth player, but that's purely so you're not scrambling if you get unlucky.
I've got faith in this team playing a lot more hockey, barring a string of injuries.
Ericsson had 2 clear cut passes right to Blackhawk players right in front of our net, as if he was setting them up for the goal.
He was also praised three different times on NBC sports for good moves he made. I don't recall any other player treated with multiple, positive comments during this game, except maybe Lidstrom. I'm just sick to death of the compulsive need for a scapegoat by posters on this board. Especially when his good moves are hardly ever mentioned. Especially when said scapegoat is actually playing better. It is a very negative and unfair and LAZY-thinking thing to happen on any board. It's almost as if old, out-worn concepts have to be upheld, come hell or high water.