Flat out zero organization the whole game. Hardly any tape-to-tape passes - offensive, defensive, and neutral zone. More "throw it toward somebody and hope for the best" - not the way to be a puck possession team. I'd make the team do passing drills at speed from net to net all this morning.
And just tentative as hell. If by some miracle we get it through the neutral zone it's almost like the blue line scares us. Can't enter the zone with the puck? Dump it in and fight 3 guys for it. Where is the support? I'm triple teamed - somebody is freaking open! Nope - they have two support guys ready to scoop up the puck if it squirts out. Nonexistant transition game. If it gets out of the zone, then go for a change - you've done your job. Move your feet!
Bad decisions! Going to the net with the puck? Let me pass it behind me to someone who has two guys on him. The HELL? It's just you and the goalie, man! Shoot the puck! On PK, let me try to skate the puck out rather than lofting it when I get a stick on it. You get a stick on it, you freaking clear it!
And Smith. Jesus what is his problem? Yea, he's green, but he's been increasing his defensive zone turnovers since game 1 of the first round. Sh*t, sit the kid and bring Whitey in. Anybody at this point.
And WHAT is the deal with third periods this year!? It's like the guys are unionized to play 50 minutes per game with a 10 minute break, and by Gods they're going to get that break in. Ahead by 3 goals or even, we're having tea on the bench during at least half the third. Sixty minutes of effort!
They left Howie out to dry last night. Hawks are good and all, but a lot of that the Wings did to themselves. The good news is, the Ducks series showed that the Wings can play (some games) with none of these problems. If you guys play like that again, you need to be shining up the clubs, because clearly you've given up on hockey for this season.