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The Losing Continues

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The losses keep mounting for the Red Wings.

When is it ever going to end?

The Red Wings lost again Wednesday — what else is new lately — falling 5-1 to the New York Rangers.

It was the Wings’ fourth consecutive loss and extended their stretch of losing to 12 of 13 games — all after the Wings (4-12-1) had won their first three of four.


from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Players are describing this as the toughest stretch they have gone through. Jeff Blashill is pushing the process.

The Detroit Red Wings are mired in misery, with one blowout loss following another. It is getting to them, having to explain why they lose by four goals again and again and again. They have talented players in their lineup but it isn’t showing in games. They aren’t even at the quarter point of their season and they already have lost 12 games in regulation.


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If at some point this team starts pointing fingers then the team is lost. If a coach is responsible for moral this will be my tipping point for Blashill.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 11/07/19 at 10:30 AM ET


If at some point this team starts pointing fingers then the team is lost.

What does that mean for the coaching staff then, since Blashill has already pointed a couple fingers?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/07/19 at 10:33 AM ET

SauceBoss's avatar

Gonna be a long year. Looking like they could match the awful year the Avalanche had a few years back. Suffer though it, get rid of some dead weight and (hopefully) get a top 3 pick in the draft. Then throw some money/term at Lehner and hope he signs and move some assets to improve the D corps. Otherwise this could turn into a 10 year rebuild

Posted by SauceBoss on 11/07/19 at 01:28 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

NBC brought my attention to the stat that we’ve lost 8 games (before last night) by 3 or more goals.  After last night, that’s 9 of 12 (regulation) losses by 3+ goals. 

That’s good for morale.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 11/07/19 at 02:32 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

2 PPG against, 1 SHG, lousy 2 period

End of analysis

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 11/07/19 at 09:12 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Jeff Blashill is pushing the process.

Da what?
5 years of “rebuilding” under Blash….what process has not been covered previously? Enough is enough…..send em down the road.

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, waiting for YzerMan Plan...... on 11/08/19 at 10:33 AM ET

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