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Video- Getting Defensive And Welcome Back

11/22/2022 at 6:21pm EST

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

It’s fun to wonder if the Detroit Red Wings’ 13 goals over the past two games represent a breakthrough with the offense. But’s it is the team’s defensive numbers that illustrate the true improvement.

Last season, the Red Wings, according NaturalStattrick.com, gave up more high danger scoring chances than every other NHL team. Their goals-against average (3.78) was also the league’s second-worst.

Today, as the Red Wings approach the quarter pole of this season, they currently rank 10th in giving up the fewest number of high danger chances. Their 3.17 GAA ranks 14th out of the 32 teams.

“Yeah, I think there’s a difference between winning hockey and unfortunately where they were at the end of last year,” Coach Derek Lalonde said. “It was a tough situation for everyone. Depleted lineup, they had no chance of making the playoffs. What are you playing for? We talk about our ‘why’ in the room all the time, what was their ‘why’ then. Are guys cheating for points? It’s a little tougher in those situations to put your body on the line. I understand it.”


Below, watch the latest version of the Winged Wheel.

via the YouTube page of the Detroit Red Wings,

The Red Wings welcomed back the Stanley Cup Championship 1997 and 1998 teams for two special nights of celebrations full of reminiscing and storytelling.


Happy Thanksgiving eve and weekend to everyone.  A little difficult to comprehend how many of these milestone holidays I’ve been fortunate enough to experience, and how rapidly they seem to come around these days.  In some ways it’s been my favorite after I outgrew the Christmas morning child’s thrill of what treasures awaited me.  The 1964 GE transistor radio became my constant companion and led to an interest in radio propagation, some years later my FCC Amateur Radio license and my eventual career path.

Many of us are old enough to remember this infamous date from our elementary school days.  Usually forgotten is the murder of Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit who was shot three times by Lee Harvey Oswald as Tippit exited his car to question the man who fit the description of the suspect as just broadcast over his police radio.  A civilian witnessed the shooting and after Oswald fled he used Tippit’s car radio to call in the shooting and Oswald’s direction.  Tippit was 39 years old, 11 years on the force, and a Bronze Star Awardee for heroism in WWII.

RE the previous post I can’t believe we’re discussing trade deadline pickups already.

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