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A Culture of Losing

Since the Blashill era has begun the Wings have developed a culture of losing. With an understanding that the organization is in a rebuild, we don't expect miracles. We do expect effort and respect for the fans that show up. That has not happened this season. We keep hearing words like "process" or "compete level" and they seem to be meaningless to the players that may have tuned the coaches out. One thing is for sure, the more you lose the easier it becomes, and at some point changes need to be made. Sooner rather than later I'm thinking. Something's gotta give, or, there won't be many/any fans left who care....

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damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Thanks Kate!

Let’s hope the Red Wrongs can steal one tonight.

And may the Bong be with you.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/08/19 at 07:21 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Hello Sports Fans !

Somehow just doesn’t come across like Evenin’ Bitches !  But neither does losing and losing big.

More confirmation by the GM that Ras, Veleno, and Zadina, and whoever else was a hopeful forward, are not considered anywhere near NHL ready by the franchise braintrust.

Posted by RWBill on 11/08/19 at 07:23 PM ET

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Thanks Katie. It’s a great night for a hockey game. L.G.R.W.

On a lighter note: There was a woman with a ‘lazy eye’ whose boyfriend left her because he thought she was seeing someone on the side.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 11/08/19 at 07:24 PM ET

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LGDW   red face

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:36 PM ET

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Oh Bill… there’s Karen, looking sweet as ever. wink

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 11/08/19 at 07:39 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Howdy 19. Here we go once again. No place I’d rather be with my suffering fake friends. No band wagoners here. LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/08/19 at 07:41 PM ET

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Thank God, I was so sure NHL Network was going to give us Jack Edwards even though the game is in Detroit.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:41 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks Kate!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/08/19 at 07:42 PM ET

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you have got to be…...


sick  shut eye

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:43 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

That was quick…..0-1

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/08/19 at 07:43 PM ET

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Can’t get the effing puck oot of our own end. poop

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 11/08/19 at 07:43 PM ET

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Bowey’s not been good lately

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:43 PM ET

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In preparation for tonight’s game, I watched a YouTube clip of a Wings vs. Edmonton game from 1985. The Oilers won 13-2 and Coffey had 8 points.

I also stocked up on a fresh bottle of Crown Royal…..

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/08/19 at 07:44 PM ET

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I also stocked up on a fresh bottle of Crown Royal…..

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/08/19 at 07:44 PM ET

Should have gone with two.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:45 PM ET

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Bowey has not been good ever.
Stand the hell up Bernier.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/08/19 at 07:46 PM ET

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How long before the Wings’ defensive savior E-52 make it back from Grand Rapids?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:46 PM ET

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Larkster!!!!

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 11/08/19 at 07:46 PM ET

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LARKIN!!!!!!!  1-1

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:46 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Sweet Goal 1-1

LGRW!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/08/19 at 07:47 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Larks with a great grinding effort pays off. Keep er goin kid.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/08/19 at 07:47 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Got it back. Good!

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 11/08/19 at 07:47 PM ET

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PP, make it happen

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:48 PM ET

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Well, that was pretty representative of a team with a 12.7% PP.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:51 PM ET

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Waited too long, Abby

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 07:59 PM ET

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well

... we aren’t losing

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/08/19 at 08:01 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

It’s my opinion, that Chara commits a hook, or hold, or interference on every shift. Same as pronger back in the day. Every shift he committed a rough, or elbow, or slash, but was penalized for about 1/10th of the infractions…

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/08/19 at 08:04 PM ET

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Geez, how could they possibly call that Marclown?  raspberry

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 08:05 PM ET

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Great work refs…...  rolleyes

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 08:05 PM ET

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ROBBI!!!!!!

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 11/08/19 at 08:06 PM ET

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That’ll do   2-1

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 08:06 PM ET

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Bingo!

2-1

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/08/19 at 08:06 PM ET

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Yes, the newbie gets a goal 2-1

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/08/19 at 08:06 PM ET

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We’re up so let’s take a penalty.  smh

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 11/08/19 at 08:08 PM ET

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Fabbri with a glorious one timer. Way to go. LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/08/19 at 08:08 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

An early preview of The Turnovers of Madison Bowey.  Still don’t care for it.

Posted by RWBill on 11/08/19 at 08:08 PM ET

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An early preview of The Turnovers of Madison Bowey.  Still don’t care for it.

I see what you did there Clint.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 11/08/19 at 08:09 PM ET

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Nice to see a defenseman (McIrath) actually put someone on the ice.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/08/19 at 08:09 PM ET

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Nice saves!
LGRW!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/08/19 at 08:10 PM ET

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Mcalrath showing the wings how you clear the crease…way to go big boy

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/08/19 at 08:10 PM ET

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Yep RW the Bowey bakery with the turnovers on sale for a dime a dozen.  wink

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/08/19 at 08:11 PM ET

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