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Video- Wings Talk Slashing And Jeff Blashill With The Media After Today’s Practice

from Arthur J. Regner of the Wings' website,

This season face-offs and slashing are the two areas of the game the league has decided to focus on and the views from a players' perspective have been mixed.

Most Red Wings are not big fans of the face-off crackdown, but when it comes to the new slashing rule, depending on which Detroit player you ask you could get two entirely different answers.

During Detroit's season opener against the Wild the Wings' took zero slashing penalties, however; on Saturday in Ottawa Detroit was whistled four times for slashing, while the Senators took three slashing penalties.

"I don't know. I'm kind of frustrated because I never thought there was a big issue with it. A slash is a slash," said Wings defenseman Trevor Daley, who celebrated his 34th birthday on Monday. "There's some little ones that you question. I think it's tough to get rhythm in the game when all you're doing is killing penalties or on the power play.

"People pay a lot of money to come watch some players play that just sit on the bench because they don't kill penalties, or they're not on the power play. I don't know, it's kind of counter-productive. I don't know what they're trying to get out of it."

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Below, watch Jeff Blashill after practice...

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at one point, Mickey, I think, complained about how Detroit was penalized for slashing when a player just waived his stick in the air.

is it me, or do the refs have trouble with consistency every year? oh well, that’s the price we pay for supporting such a high paced game.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 10/10/17 at 11:53 AM ET

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