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“We just got beat 7-1 (Saturday), so to start like that (Tuesday), that preparation isn’t good enough.  You knew Columbus was going to play hard, you knew they were going to find a way to win a game, so our urgency had to match theirs. That wasn’t the case at all.

“It was a disappointing effort. Obviously, the preparation (from) our coaching staff, we didn’t do a good enough job. The players didn’t do a good enough job.

“No excuse for what happened tonight.”

-Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.  More from Babcock and some of the players after the Wings second loss in a row.

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mrfluffy's avatar

Is it time to pull a page from Scotty’s playbook and bench some ‘unbenchables’?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/26/11 at 02:56 AM ET


Didn’t I hear this song a lot last year?

Posted by loojay on 10/26/11 at 10:06 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Bag skate, some healthy scratches, and maybe even a waiver or two.  That really is what’s needed here…

Oh and Babcock needs to take some accountability as well for curiously sticking with some players who haven’t earned it, and not rewarding some that have.  Whatever with the “preperation” line Babs, just admit “

I did some really dumb things in that game too


Hopefully this is just a blip that “corrects” the fast 5-0 start we didn’t understand anyways despite the awful schedule, but I personally don’t like the things (and players) that have been exposed here.  Changes do need to be made.

Posted by Primis on 10/26/11 at 10:41 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Didn’t I hear this song a lot last year?

Entirely too often.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 10/26/11 at 11:08 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Babcock summed up the night by saying, “They competed harder than us, to a man.”

Didn’t I hear this song a lot last year?

Entirely too often.

If you are my age, or older, you will remember the vinyl records.  IF you happened to have a well-worn disc, on occasion they would “skip”, and as a result the same section of music would play over and over and over again.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 10/26/11 at 12:06 PM ET

awould's avatar

Last night’s game was bad and has me a bit worried. I hope it’s just a rough transition wiht all the new coaches and will work itself out soon….

Posted by awould on 10/26/11 at 01:55 PM ET

awould's avatar

I should amend that to say last night’s game after the 7-1 shellacking has me worried.

Posted by awould on 10/26/11 at 01:55 PM ET

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