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“We’re averaging 1.7 (goals) against at home, and we’re averaging 2.8 on the road.  You can’t win without checking. It’s impossible. It doesn’t work like that.

“You can’t outscore your mistakes. You’ve got to be diligent without the puck if you’re to have success.”

-Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.  More on the Wings from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

“You can’t win without checking.”


Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 01/18/12 at 08:39 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

The difference last night between Detroit checking and not checking was HUGE.  Once I saw pav throw a couple good ones, the rest of the team picked up on it and then it was a game again.

This team tries to skate by too often and it can only come from not wanting to get hit since they prove off the ice they don’t mind working hard.. so they just get sissy until they get pissed.  Problem is they have such long fuzes…

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/18/12 at 09:24 PM ET

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Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/18/12 at 09:26 PM ET

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