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Videos- Recap Of The Wings Shootout Loss To The Anaheim Ducks

Jeff Blashill on the 3-2 SO loss to the Ducks.



Below, catch the game highlights and interviews from the dressing room.



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Dana Wakiji of the Wings’ website with some post-game quotes….

Quotable: “Today I thought wasn’t as good as yesterday. I thought we had a good game yesterday, we could have scored lots of goals. Their goalie was good yesterday, but today we were a little careless with the puck. I thought it was too many turnovers, especially on their blue line. We got to make sure we get that puck deep and try to create some offense from there, a little longer zone time, tire them out aa little bit. I think that’s the key for us to score more.”—Nyquist

Quotable II: “It’s hard to win at two goals a game for sure. We’re creating chances. We got to take advantage of our chances. Partially, we got to shoot the puck when we got opportunities to score. We’re passing up on real good chances to try to create a better one. We got to forget that, we got to shoot the puck when we have those opportunities.”—Blashill


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/09/18 at 09:02 AM ET

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Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,


hree close games, three losses, lots of learning.

The Detroit Red Wings return home still in search of their first victory of the season, but while they stagnate in the standings their young players are enriched. Rookie defensemen Dennis Cholowski, Libor Sulak and Filip Hronek are playing big minutes to offset the absence of veterans. Rookie forward Michael Rasmussen made a nice pass to earn his first NHL point. Second-year forward Tyler Bertuzzi already has two goals. Rookie Christoffer Ehn looks like a solid grinder-type.

That’s what needs to be the focus as the Wings nurse an 0-1-2 record despite playing well in back-to-back games at Los Angeles and Anaheim.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/09/18 at 09:05 AM ET

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Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press,

Little Caesars Arena is doing away with its red seats and will replace them with black seats.

LCA announced Monday it will begin a months-long process of installing black seats beginning in December.

During the changeover, the seats in the arena will be covered with black seat covers for arena events.

LCA opened in September 2017.

The red seats have been noteworthy for highlighting empty seats during Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons telecasts, although both franchises say fans are dispersed throughout the arena in clubs and bars.

continued (seems to be more a Pistons thing than the Red Wings)

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/09/18 at 09:48 AM ET

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LCA announced Monday it will begin a months-long process of installing black seats beginning in December.

Wow.  Can you imagine the cost…just to change the color of the seats?  What a waste of brand new furniture.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/09/18 at 10:32 AM ET

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Yes, thats the answer. Change the seat covers in an effort to be deceptive instead of not charging a ridiculous amount of money to see a shitty team(s).

And I’m sure the price to replace those seats will in no way be subsidized by the fans.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 10/09/18 at 10:34 AM ET


Black absorbs light, empty seats won’t be as obvious on television. As for the team, kinda like the way they’re playing, but definitely aren’t scoring 5v5/60.

Posted by stateofmifan on 10/09/18 at 12:13 PM ET

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The sea of red empty seats is certainly getting the attention of the powers-that-be

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 10/09/18 at 12:26 PM ET


Yeah, especially if you’re trying to advertise the the stadium as a place for events.

Posted by stateofmifan on 10/09/18 at 12:47 PM ET


Excuse the double the, my phone is stuttering this morning

Posted by stateofmifan on 10/09/18 at 12:54 PM ET

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I do think the empty seats thing has been kind of overblown since the beginning.  Everyone knew they were going to suck when they came to the new arena…why expect sell outs, or even anything close? 

They weren’t great the last season at the Joe, but lots of fans (myself included) went to games when they could to get “one last game at the Joe”.  That artificially bumped up attendance considering how bad the team was.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this was more motivated by the Pistons’ attendance issues if anything, but seems to be a little over blown.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/09/18 at 02:16 PM ET

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