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Can’t he at least pump Detroit’s tires a bit?

Posted by Garth on 03/18/14 at 12:54 PM ET

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Carlyle is such a douche, he really is a perfect fit in Toronto

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/18/14 at 12:55 PM ET

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I expected nothing less from Crylyle.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/18/14 at 01:14 PM ET

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I expected nothing less from Crylyle.

What was he crying about?

Posted by Garth on 03/18/14 at 01:48 PM ET

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It’s not that he’s crying, he just showing a typical lack of class.

The reporter’s question was not out of bounds. Those type of questions are normal, especially from a hometown reporter; they like to get positive spins about their team once in a while.

And Carlyle would have been giving a little tip of the hat to Babs and the team, by simply saying a few words about the adversity Detroit has faced this year, and how they are still in the playoff hunt, or something similar.

But he didn’t do it, because it would be the classy thing to do.

God, I hope the Wings win tonight.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/18/14 at 01:53 PM ET

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Everyone wants to watch the Wings burn, guys.  Get used to it.  The injuries are all that has kept MORE grave-dancing from happening both around the league and in the media.

None of the other 29 teams cares how it happens though, they just want DET to miss the playoffs so they don’t have to hear about their streak anymore.

Posted by Primis on 03/18/14 at 02:00 PM ET

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But he didn’t do it, because it would be the classy thing to do.

But Anaheim played like such gentlemen when he was the coach.  What gives?

Posted by Hootinani on 03/18/14 at 02:00 PM ET

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If Carlyle answers that question like every single other athlete, with a canned response, no one cares. It would’ve been an insincere, PC answer.

He was just being honest.

Posted by NickLidstrom from a Higher Ground on 03/18/14 at 02:17 PM ET

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If he was being honest, he could say:  Well, I don’t think they’re playing all that well through injuries.  I mean, they’re currently out of the playoffs.  They’ve lost five out of their last seven games.  They’ve scored three goals in their last four games.  Hell, even when they were healthy earlier in the season they constantly blew leads and lost a lot of opportunities to pick up precious points against teams they should have beaten.

Posted by Ajax19 on 03/18/14 at 02:37 PM ET

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Haha, Ajax. That would be a little too honest.

Posted by NickLidstrom from a Higher Ground on 03/18/14 at 02:40 PM ET

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@ Primis, sorry but that’s not true.  I’ve always respected the Wings as do most people around here.  Speaking as a Montrealer and a Habs fan I can relate to being hated for no good reason and I personally hope the Wings hand the Laffs their ass on a platter tonight.

Posted by dwgs on 03/18/14 at 03:46 PM ET

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Posted by Ajax19 on 03/18/14 at 02:37 PM ET

I think that is exactly what he said.  He’s not there to blow smoke to the wimpy Detroit media (and certain bloggers) who typically fall all over themselves to be Ken Holland’s spinmaster.

Posted by jkm2011 on 03/18/14 at 03:56 PM ET

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Putting Carylyle’s statement in perspective..

via Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun,

“I’m not here to blow smoke up the Red Wings’ chute,” Carlyle said after the morning skate.
“The bottom line is they are a good hockey club. They have a good coaching staff, a storied franchise, and they have been able to provide lots of youth to their (team). We like to say we can do the same thing.

“Nobody was feeling sorry for us two months ago when we were missing our top two centres. I did not see you pointing the question at us then.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/18/14 at 04:09 PM ET

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Another case of typical Wings fan butthurt.

Posted by fromdowntown on 03/18/14 at 05:33 PM ET

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Randy likes Black Sabbath. I can’t totally hate him.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 03/18/14 at 05:55 PM ET

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