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Another loss by the Wngs, losing 4-2 to the Wild.

Not sure if there will be post-game videos but if they show up soon, I will post them below.  added 11:41pm, below, group post-game video is below.

 

 

Larkin, Zadina and Blashill.

 

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

“We had some guys that weren’t ready to play at the start of the game,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “It was a bit of fool’s gold through the first (period), some guys were going and some weren’t ready to go and it catches up to you as the game goes along — and it caught up to us.

“Then, we played stupid. We’ve talked about being an efficient team and making sure that when, especially in the second period, you need changes (off the ice) and you have to get pucks deep … when your brain’s not ready to (play), it’s really hard to catch up, and we had enough guys who weren’t ready to go.”

Which was shocking for Blashill, considering the way this season has gone.

“I didn’t have the concern (guys weren’t going to be ready to play) because I can’t imagine, fathom, how that could be possible with where we’re at and the number of games we’ve won (12),” Blashill said. “How do you let any game slip away at all? How do you not make sure you’re ready to go?

“But that wasn’t the case.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/23/20 at 12:56 AM ET

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Season 5 Excuse Book. At this point, I’ll read the cliff notes. The excuses don’t fit the story. Any player needing development gets sent to GR. The only excuse the Jeff has is LTIR for some key players. Everyone says this team has no talent. Why does this team skate with the best teams in the league one day and get completely dominated the next game. Do I feel we have a cup contender, no, still need pieces, do I feel we’re better than they look most nights, absolutely. That compete level excuse doesn’t rarely applies. If that’s the case regularly than it would be a player coup trying to get rid of the coach. Still believe Steve can do it but even Steve’s choice, Filppula is -35, not a completely definitive stat about a player. Helm is near or 0 and many forwards are minute double digits.

Posted by stateofmifan on 01/23/20 at 10:38 AM ET

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minus double digits

Posted by stateofmifan on 01/23/20 at 10:41 AM ET

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Geesus, how much more proof do we need the guy has lost this team??

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/23/20 at 12:51 PM ET

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