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Videos- Talk After A Blowout Loss In Montreal

Mickey Redmond first, Marc Staal below along with coach Blashill.  added 10:53pm, if you really want them, game highlights are below.






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from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Poor Execution Against Struggling Team
The Montreal Canadiens were 0-5. They had been outscored 19-4. They hadn’t scored more than one goal in any game they had played this season. Several of their top players didn’t have a point. In five games, the Canadiens had led a total of 2:50 minutes. They couldn’t do anything right.

But the Detroit Red Wings helped them regain their confidence by taking too many penalties, not handing a momentum swing and not playing well enough up front.

Blashill Asks More From His Forwards
The Red Wings haven’t scored a five-on-five goal in the past two games. Blashill thought his forward group just wasn’t good enough against the Habs.

“Our forwards have to play on their A game,” Blashill said, “and we had too many that weren’t to their A game. It was not lack of care, lack of work, or lack of compete. They just have to play better.”

Mitchell Stephens and Carter Rowney were -3 in this game. Robbie Fabbri and Dylan Larkin were -2.  Even though it was 6-1 loss, Blashill said when he reviews the tape he expects to see more forwards playing below their usual performance level than defensemen.

three more points…

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/23/21 at 10:04 PM ET

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from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Hronek was a healthy scratch for the Red Wings’ 6-1 loss to the Canadiens at the Bell Centre. After the game, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill acknowledged that health wasn’t an issue for Hronek.

“Coach’s decision,”Blashill said of Hronek’s absence from the lineup. “Just a decision.

“I said we got 8 D that I think are NHL defensemen. I made the decision to put Stech (Troy Stecher) in. Somebody has to come out.”

That the somebody who came out was a clear message from the that what Hronek has been offering the team through the fist four games of the 2021-22 NHL season wasn’t good enough.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/24/21 at 03:16 AM ET

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Maybe playing hronek 25 mins a night isn’t a good idea, eh?

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/24/21 at 05:58 AM ET


Hronek healthy scratch, wow, that was unexpected. He was not our worst dman in the first 4 games. Well, in any case, it did not work out.

Posted by VPalmer on 10/24/21 at 10:38 AM ET

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eff Blashill on Filip Hronek out again tonight “he’s not in the lineup, it remains a coaches decision and we’ll keep those likes and dislikes internally between the players and coaching staff, all of us in the last couple games need to be better and we’ll just leave it at that”— Jeff Riger

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 10/24/21 at 04:39 PM ET

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Posted by VPalmer on 10/24/21 at 11:38 AM ET

Hronek wasn’t the worst, no… but he was pretty bad overall. DDK was probably the worst in the first four games, and he kept it up last night, too.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/24/21 at 04:52 PM ET

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