Abel to Yzerman
... to accept the lineups I cannot change;
Courage to watch the games they play;
and an Iron Liver to survive the rest of the season.
Oh look, it's another home game against a struggling team. Predictions, anyone?
via Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
“We’re a better team than that. It was embarrassing at times,” defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “We were all over the place and nowhere to be found. We didn’t generate a lot, and there were way too many chances for them.”
“I liked the way we started, things were going good for about three minutes,” coach Mike Babcock said. “They shot the puck in the net and we lost momentum. We didn’t have a very good effort from that point on.”
“We’re a fragile group,” Babcock said. “When things we bad, we lost energy instead of gritting our teeth and get going. We need to win a game to feel better about ourselves.”
“We keep talking about certain things, but enough said,” Kronwall said. “It’s time to go out and do something about it.”
As far as injuries go, that cannot be what defines us. In some respects, it has to be the motivator. Like last season. More pie, anyone?
Sorry for going all Blabcock on ya'll.
Blah, blah, blah.
via Helene St. James tweets,
F Justin Abdelkader (hit in jaw Saturday) improving daily, possible before Christmas if no setbacks.
F Johan Franzen (blow to head Sunday) having concussion symptoms, so no timetable on his return.
F Stephen Weiss going to see groin specialist later this week. So that's a sound 'out indefinitely' on Weiss.
F Darren Helm doing more on ice daily, but said still feels shoulder pain. Hard to see him back before Christmas.
This might get ugly...
Just wondering, how many of the '19' are going to the Winter Classic or Alumni games?
It hurts, it is frustrating and our holiday season is getting ruined by the play of the Wings.
Yep, I watched 24/7 at 10 on 12/14 and my highlight was Bert nursing a Corona. He may have had a few after last night's game!
Get to the net boys. You are not good enough to play on the outside, then make the great pass and perfect shot to beat the goalie.
Jam it, ram it, just start playing with some hate. The Bolts don't like you, they think you are soft and play a perimeter game.
Prove them wrong, or at least show us some grit.
Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes
INJURIES (games missed; dates)
Darren Helm –Groin/Shoulder (19; 10/2-11/1; 12/6-present)
Danny DeKeyser –Shoulder (11; 11/21-present)
Patrick Eaves –Knee/Ankle (11; 10/2-10/23)
Jonathan Ericsson –Shoulder (10; 10/21-11/12)
Stephen Weiss –Groin (8; 11/9-11/21; 12/12-present)
Pavel Datsyuk –Head (7; 11/24-12/7)
Henrik Zetterberg –Back (6; 12/4-present)
Todd Bertuzzi –Upper Body (6; 11/23-12/4)
Jonas Gustavsson –Groin/Neck (6; 10/2-10/10; 11/1-11/4)
Brendan Smith –Shoulder (6; 11/4-11/16)
Johan Franzen –Upper Body (5; 10/30; 11/2-11/9)
Daniel Alfredsson –Groin (5; 11/15-11/23)
Jimmy Howard –Hand/Knee (4; 10/14-10/15; 12/12-present)
Jordin Tootoo –Shoulder (3; 10/2-10/5)
Niklas Kronwall –Concussion (2; 10/19-10/21)
Man Games Lost (Season Total): 110
No, it's not 2008/09 all over again with Zetterberg chasing everyone with a penguin on their sweater.
Instead, it is a new era, especially in Detroit.
The Wings will try to win a game at home against one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
Play a full 60, let's not even think about OT or the SO, play the full game, win, go home and wait for the Ducks to arrive on Tuesday after the Bolts visit tomorrow.
My heart and head say Wings 4-2, how about you?
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