I agree that's there is a mentality issue with the Wings. They still believe everything will be ok if they are just overly professional and methodic. The problem is they don't have the skill for that mentality anymore. They need someone with fire in their belly to lay in to the team.
Is this a coaching problem? The players have not been ready to play the last few games. From what I see, the defence, especially DD, is horrid. This is a passionless group of players. Tatar and Nyquist have been the greatest disappointments this year and can be specifically pinpointed to the Wings downfall.
Detroit not starting on time has been an issue for years now. It's not the coach it's the players
Just found out the final score ... I'm beyond words how effed this is, lost to the Leafs 1-0 ??!! When we miss the playoffs by 2 pts, we can all come back to this game. Feel like slapping all the forwards in the head ... can't even score 1 on Bernier!
This game, or the Columbus game, or the countless other games this year they have dropped points to lesser teams. They really need to stop playing down to their opponents.
Nice of the NHL and the city of Denver to put on such a spread and forum for all things Red Wings this weekend. See, the Avs need the Red Wings to be their playdate for something like this or they wouldn't even have an outdoor game there. Against whom? Calgary? Minnesota? New Jersey? The Wings could easily host 6 or 7 teams and have it be a huge success.
Also, if I am elected president the wall around Denver just got ten feet higher and Mike Keane is paying for it!!
depends though jimmy is more than good enough to steal us a few but what we lack is scoring its got to change we cant win games 2-1 1-0 all the time jimmy did good his last outing but he cant save and score he did evrything he could but we didnt get any goals so its the main focus
Jimmy WAS capable of stealing games. The last couple years that has been the complete opposite. His last game was by far his best probably in two years so maybe hes finding his game but so far good games from him are the exception not the rule
Sure he had a boneheaded play at the end of the Philly game but why would you get rid of Smith when hes finally playing like he belongs in the NHL. Putting up decent points for a 5-6 dman and a plus player while being one of the few guys that will drop the gloves. Sure he gets beat but at-least hes willing. Kronwall and Greens play should worry us more than Smiths.
1. Moving Howard right now is one word. Dumb. Unless you get a quality backup in return you go into the season with a goalie going into only his 2nd real season who's regular season play is straight up bipolar backed up by Tom freaking McCollum.
2. I can't wait for 4-5 years down t he road when Mrazek is in the same spot as Howard with the fans. It doesn't matter how well he does the fans will always want the next guy.