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Jeff Blashill Still Believes

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What does that even mean?

A slow 36 year old with bad back is going to will us into the playoffs like he used to be able to when he was 10 years younger and did not have back surgery?

If I’m Z, I’d tell him in private to go F himself

Posted by George0211 on 03/03/17 at 03:05 PM ET

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I agree with JB. Winning will have more to do with players hearts than coaches process.
Let Z lead and get out of the way please.

Posted by Ventr on 03/03/17 at 03:06 PM ET

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My thoughts, has Blashill looked at the standings?

Also, no other beat writer with this type of quote from Blashill.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/03/17 at 03:10 PM ET

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Also, no other beat writer with this type of quote from Blashill.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/03/17 at 02:10 PM ET

She is just annoying.

Posted by George0211 on 03/03/17 at 03:10 PM ET

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Jeff Blashill: “I believe we will make the playoffs because of Henrik Zetterberg.”

Want to bet your job on it?

Posted by d ca on 03/03/17 at 03:14 PM ET

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If DET makes the playoffs I will never, ever question Ken Holland, Jeff Blashill, or Henrik Zetterberg again.

(*spoiler alert: I’m going to be pretty safe questioning them in the future*)

Posted by Primis on 03/03/17 at 03:19 PM ET

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Direct from the mouth of KH to his “Say This” HSJ

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 03/03/17 at 03:22 PM ET

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Oh boy, what the heck do you guys expect him to say? THey’re toast they suck, he hates his team? Seriously.

HSJ: Do you still believe you’ll make the playoffs:

Blashill: eff no (laughing hysterically), playoffs funny lady. Whatcha got some magic PP pills in that handbag Helen, or a pair of balls for Nyquist to put on when he returns? Maybe they’ll have NHL defenseman giveaway night at the Joe, and I’ll be the lucky 1,000 person to walk through the door and get one to toss on my blueline for 25 minutes a night that doesn’t make me crap my pants when the puck crosses our blue line…. You got a quarter, I’ll see if I can grab some consistency for Mrazek from the crane game over there. playoffs hahahha… playoffs.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Holland Hate Hyperbole Town (HHHT) on 03/03/17 at 03:26 PM ET

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Uhh.  That kind of sucks for the coach to say.  Almost like, now if they do not make the playoffs its because Zetterberg didn’t do what he was expected to do by his coach.

I don’t like it.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/03/17 at 03:28 PM ET

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Posted by MurrayChadwick from Hey Hey Hockeyfart on 03/03/17 at 02:26 PM ET

If he said that, it would be fantastic

Posted by George0211 on 03/03/17 at 03:28 PM ET

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Just to be clear… he didn’t say THIS year… :>D

Posted by SnarkinLarkin on 03/03/17 at 03:33 PM ET

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One of the writers at NHL.com tweeted to HSJ ... Did he say that today?  No response yet.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/03/17 at 03:34 PM ET

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lol

Posted by ilovehomers on 03/03/17 at 03:40 PM ET

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Is HSJ a giant troll?  WTF!

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/03/17 at 03:48 PM ET

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But really, Detroit is 10 points behind with 1 game in hand.  So it could be as few as 4 wins to tie.  But we have the lowest ROW so we’d need more points outright, not just a tie in points.

To know that there is still hope makes it fun to me still.  If they can string together four wins in a row, it’s doable.

Problem is, there are 9 teams fighting for one spot.  It’s unbelievably close in the East this year.

Will it happen?  Probably not.  But it’d be a heck of a ride, and we all know it would be solely because of Zetterberg.

Posted by TreKronor on 03/03/17 at 04:21 PM ET

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Posted by TreKronor on 03/03/17 at 03:21 PM ET

I like your thinking, TK.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/03/17 at 04:27 PM ET

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Posted by MurrayChadwick from Hey Hey Hockeyfart on 03/03/17 at 02:26 PM ET

Predictable line of condescending BS.

He can say what every other coach in the league says in his position: Its a hard road that we’ve set ourselves on, but we are going to fight until the end. There’s still a chance.

Not wash his hands of the whole thing and put the responsibility on Z’s shoulders.  I agree with George, Z should tell him privately to take a long walk off a short peer.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 03/03/17 at 05:02 PM ET

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Not wash his hands of the whole thing and put the responsibility on Z’s shoulders.

Only those who want to think he said that are implying that.  It’s totally unfair to Blash to imply that. 

But go ahead and take something positive and find a way to spin it.

Posted by TreKronor on 03/03/17 at 05:04 PM ET

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If we win 18 out of the last 20, we might be able to make the playoffs. And now with Miller back from GR, and Sheahan replacing Vanek on a scoring line and Larkin playing with Abby and Helm, I feel good about our chances.

Posted by VPalmer on 03/03/17 at 06:56 PM ET

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hashtag smoking crack

Posted by nctheo on 03/03/17 at 07:57 PM ET

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If this quote is invented, HSJ should be fired.

Posted by captaineclectic on 03/03/17 at 11:40 PM ET

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