Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 11/18/11 at 11:23 AM ET
More analysis to follow over the course of what should be just a fun-filled day. In the short-term, though, I offer you this ditty from Uncle Mike.
Before the Wings practice Friday, coach Mike Babcock will meet with his team.
“Do we want to be a good team or not?” said Babcock, about what will be the subject matter. “Life doesn’t just go on good for you. You make a decision it’s going to go good for you. You decide for yourself you’re going to be successful. You decide for yourself that you’re going to make a difference and have a good career. No one just gives you stuff.
“The other teams are trying to.”
“We have to make some decisions.”
Oh yes. Yes, you do.
“We’ve just got to stay positive. We have to. There will be people that will be negative enough. Players in here, we have to stick together and be positive.”
That’s Hank Zetterberg, well rested and vibrant after registering zero shots last night.
At that point, Babcock started to walk away. Asked about the lack of production from Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, Babcock replied, “see you guys.”
Tied to the performance of his two stars, the two guys we used to claim made up the “best twosome in hockey”, that might be a disturbing bit of foreshadowing from the coach.
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