from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,
“We have to be ready for LA and that’s a tough place to play,” Larkin said. “We gotta come out with a gutsy effort similar to how we responded after the Buffalo game.”
The games on this road trip are all winnable, particularly the games against Anaheim, San Jose and Columbus. Those three teams are all among the worst teams in the NHL (based on points).
“We haven’t been good enough on the road,” Larkin said. “We have a long trip, so we gotta find something. This is a wakeup call for us. We responded well the last time. Hopefully we get some bodies back. We need to gel, we need to find a groove on the road. I think there’s points available on this trip…We have to find some excitement for the opportunity we have on this road trip.”
The Red Wings are improving, but still rebuilding.
“I think that’s the reality,” Lalonde said. “No one is going to shy away from that. There’s a reason we were projected to be not a playoff team. But with that said, when this team plays the right way, we’re fine. I think we know how to play the right way. It’s just we take it off just the slightest, it can pile up.”
Quick question for you. How many points will the Wings come home with from the road trip? I say six.