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Low Compete Level Cost The Wings Against Boston

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Detroit Red Wings did not resemble a team that was riding a six-game winning streak on Saturday.

The Red Wings were outshot and out-chanced. They committed far too many turnovers. They chased the puck much of the night. They were dominated in the faceoff circle. Their power play posed no threat and they generated few quality scoring chances.

Goaltender Jimmy Howard, with 35 saves, was the only reason the Red Wings were in the game until the final horn, but their lack of attack resulted in a 1-0 loss to the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena.

"They were hungrier than us all over the ice, outside of (Henrik) Zetterberg's line," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "I thought Zetterberg's line (with Tomas Tatar and Justin Abdelkader) had lots of compete in them; as a result, they were the only ones to have any zone time. Maybe a player here and a player there, but as a group they out-competed us. We should have known better than that. In the end, it wasn't good enough."


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Is that what we call a shi*** effort and performance in today’s hyper-sensitive world: “low compete level”?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 10/30/16 at 09:39 AM ET


When Jurco is eligible to come back i really hope its Sheahan who is waived.  The guy is non existent

Posted by bababooey on 10/30/16 at 10:41 AM ET

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