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Wings’ Post Practice Update

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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Detroit Red Wings had what coach Mike Babcock called a quick, efficient 30-minute practice Thursday, as they tried to purge from their system the third-period meltdown from the night before.

The Red Wings allowed three unanswered goals in the third period – all off turnovers – and lost 5-2 in Calgary, in a game they dominated for 40 minutes...

“Had a good meeting this morning and practiced on things we need to improve, and we got to help ourselves when we have the puck,'' Babcock said.

Jimmy Howard returned to practice after the flu forced him to dress as the backup on Wednesday. Howard will start against the Oilers.

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SYF's avatar

30 minute practice.

bRIMMING wITH cONFIDENCE tOMORROW nIGHT.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/14/13 at 05:00 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

“Had a good meeting this morning and practiced on things we need to improve”

so it was a seventeen-hour practice?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/14/13 at 05:09 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Actually some good comments on this article at Mlive, one in particular just posted. 

If we, as fans can see this just watching games, do you not think teams studying your footage will see and exploit it?

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/14/13 at 05:41 PM ET

bleep bloop's avatar

If we, as fans can see this just watching games, do you not think teams studying your footage will see and exploit it?

The advantage of playing inconsistently is that the other team doesn’t know what they’re going to get. The disadvantage is that they only need to play and chances are they’ll win. But if you eat your cake, do you really want to retrieve it after?

Posted by bleep bloop on 03/14/13 at 05:48 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

That’s what’s causing inconsistency is the other teams ability to cut off the nuts of our F’s.  I mean, it’s SO easy to tell when we’re putting up a real fight for pucks and rebounds and when we’re trying to make it look like we’re trying hard, but staying just far enough out not to have to pay the price.  See it every night.

Someone, somewhere, in this organization, needs to grow a big hairy pair and put the team on their shoulders and start holding people accountable.  Someone needs to set the bar and it AINT Cleary or Abs, which Babs has been using a litmus for this squad.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/14/13 at 05:52 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

...Mike Babcock called a quick, efficient 30-minute practice Thursday, as they tried to purge from their system the third-period meltdown from the night before.

So, they skated around for 30 minutes “throwing up” their bad habits? Then I guess they all must have gone out and had a four hour meal of those “big hairy balls” that HTO mentioned. Sounds like a delightful day.

Seriously? Thirty f-ing minutes? It had to have taken them twice that long just to put their equipment on.

I don’t know if Babcock has “lost” the team the way some folks say, but he clearly has lost his mind.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/14/13 at 07:43 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

I’d be ok with a 30 minute practice is half the team was Bag Skating and the other half was working on the Power Play then they switched every 5 minutes.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 03/15/13 at 11:40 AM ET

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