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Quick Recap- Wings/Islanders

The Detroit Red Wings lost tonight to the New York Islanders 4-1, the losing streak hits 10.

If only the Wings had a power play. Six chances on the pp, one goal by Dylan Larkin.

Detroit goal and game stats are below.




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Down River Dan's avatar

With the 1st pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, The Detroit Red Wings select Quinton Byfield….

Someone wake me up next June….. downer

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/02/19 at 11:20 PM ET


I’m hungry. How about revising the standard so that four GA or less nets curly fries?

Posted by Unhealthy Scratch on 12/02/19 at 11:22 PM ET

PierreC's avatar

mother luck is goneā€¦

i mean..it’s incredible how the luck is Always on the other side. The last two goals were incredible flukes like the Hockey God decided to shit on us for the rest of my living time !!

We played hard and dominated for the most part of this game but without confidence and luck your game is futile. We had a ton of PPs and look good on most of them but you can see that we hesitate to shoot, we pass around the perimeter where it’s safe, no risk for a turnover, that’s not the sign of a confident bunch.
We Don’t have any confidence and when it’s time to take a decision we hesitate in fear of making of mistake, we pass when its time to shoot and shoot wide when we should have waited.

And some Strange paterns by our coach doesn’t help. There is set-ups i see on the ice that i Don’t agree with, but it seems that we will have to deal with until next summmer.

In the meantime i Don’t known when our next win will come..i hope to still be alive to witness that.

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 12/03/19 at 12:02 AM ET

Chet's avatar

Zadina getting 4th line minutes when not on the PP is the most Blashill thing ever. Just pitiful.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 12/03/19 at 12:48 AM ET

bigfrog's avatar

I was at the game. PierreC is correct. No puck luck tonight. Again. downer

Posted by bigfrog on 12/03/19 at 12:52 AM ET

Chet's avatar

This team needs a lot more than puck luck to even look respectable. Sad but true.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 12/03/19 at 03:16 AM ET


Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 12/02/19 at 11:48 PM ET

I just don’t get it. According to NaturalStatTrick.com dude was stapled to the bench the rest of the 2nd period after assisting on the Larkin PP goal and then gets 4 shifts the rest of the game. Send him back to Grand Rapids where he can get consistent minutes and get his confidence up, this is a *#$%@& waste of time.

Posted by MZ2215 on 12/03/19 at 08:00 AM ET


Super annoying, I mean, what’s there to lose at this point?  Play the kid, at least get something out of these losses. 
TBH though, I’m ok.  The more they lose, the more cushion between them and the other crap teams to help ensure top shot at the 1rst pick.  OR worst case, like a 2nd or 3rd pick.  They absolutely need more talent.  Montreal is a good example right now.  All the top teams in the division (or conference for that matter) have superstars.  Toronto -> Mathews/Tavares/Marner, arguably even Nylander potentially.  Boston the super line, Florida - Barkov, Buffalo - Eichel.  Tampa - Stamkos/Kucherov/Hedman….

Montreal, has realy good forwards, but at this point in time, no superstar.  They lose a guy or two and they go down the toilet.

That will be Detroit.  As good as Larkin and Mantha and even Bertuzzi are becoming, still no superstar.  Maybe Zadina (if he plays!)?

They need more top talent.  Unfortunately they need D so bad too.  Even Veleno, while looking good… is not a superstar I don’t think.  Could prove me wrong. 

So, I’m on board the lose train!

Posted by DieByTheWing on 12/03/19 at 10:24 AM ET

WingedRider's avatar

Zadina, Veleno, whoever are better off mentally in GR as long as GR is not a bottom feeder.

Changes anywhere are Stevie Y’s responsibility.  Even if they could find a coach worse than Blasshole would it make any difference?  Seems the Vets like the IR, except for Fil who is just plain too old especially for Top 6 and mins creeping near Larkins..

Devils / Sens are trying to stay with the Wings but it seems their anchors are not as heavy.

Keep your chins up, Go Wings

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 12/04/19 at 12:38 AM ET

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