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Videos- Post-Game Talk And Highlights After A Loss In Philadelphia

First up hear from Glendening, Nielsen and Blashill.  Below are the game highlights.


Game highlights.


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Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

Coming into Friday’s game, the Wings had won just once in 17 games in Philadelphia since sweeping the Flyers in the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals.

At one point early on, the Wings had outshot the Flyers, 13-2, and were controlling the play.

But the Flyers scored the first goal and then a late one in the first en route to a 6-1 victory at Wells Fargo Center late Friday afternoon.

The Wings (7-18-3) saw their winless skid move to eight games (0-6-2).

Detroit has allowed five or more goals in 13 of their 28 games….

“You give up that goal to make it 3-1, it’s a two-goal game. That’s the way it goes. You don’t want to do that, obviously. Then they score right away to make it 4-1 and for a team that’s had troubles like us, it becomes a big hill, bigger than it has to be. It’s hard. We gotta find ways to continue to dig in when we get down for sure. We can’t give up that many goals and win hockey games. Now the score wasn’t much different than the other night against Toronto. The game was vastly different. I think we had the chances originally at 16 for us and 12 for them. We came out, we were outshooting them 13-2 in the first. We played way more the way we need to play to be successful. We just can’t give up the rushes that we gave up at the end of the second and leading into the third period. We gave up too many rushes. So we can’t give up that many rush chances against. We gotta be way better than that defensively. We gotta make sure we build on some of the things we did well, which was play fast out of our own end, play fast in the neutral zone and I thought we had real good O-zone play.” - Blashill


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/29/19 at 10:12 PM ET

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The identity of the Red Wings is pretty clear to most fans these days. It’s one of a losing hockey team.

But the Wings think of it in different terms, of forging a style or way of playing hockey they can fall consistently back on.

Early in the season — for the opening two or three weeks at least — they were a fast team that also played aggressively, rallied from deficits, and didn’t sit back.

After Friday’s 6-1 loss in Philadelphia, there’s no tangible identity other than a team giving up huge amounts of goals and consistently losing.

With four full months of the schedule left, something to has change.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/29/19 at 10:16 PM ET


I was not on the team sack Blashill until today. But I think we’re at a point where there’s nothing left to do. Even if one recognizes the severe limitations of this team, something that any new future coach will also have to deal with (like that AHL-level defense) it’s impossible to rebuild a team on this trajectory - that point differential, holy shit. Any player they bring here - be a good deal like Fabbri or a promise like Zadina - will crash and burn and hardly improve anything (or himself).

There was something at that run of victories last season that one could hope to build from but it all got off the rails sinfe. The team has no identity, no chemistry and almost no player is making any progress. At least some of this is the fault coaching and it need to change. Maybe a new coach will be able to build something cause at this point we’re just wasting a season here.

Posted by Dseven on 11/29/19 at 11:01 PM ET

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