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Nightmare on Helm Street:
The Red Wings earned all of the zero points they got last night. Calgary came ready to play and Detroit did not. Really, this game was just a replay of the Columbus game from Saturday night. Nothing positive will be said in this post, so if you’re not into that sort of thing, might want to skip this one.
Some brutal honesty after the jump:
Jimmy Howard is not our problem, but his numbers are not entirely a result of bad defense. Last year at this time we were calling him elite. Well, elite goalies don’t have sub-.900 save percentages, no matter who’s playing in front of him. He’s making some very good saves, but 4 goals on 25-30 shots will not win games. It just won’t. He needs to be better.
Kronwall is Kyle Quincey with points. Kronwall is out of position all the time, makes bad passes on the power play and shoots the puck into shin pads. He’s been burned on a few bad calls, but he’s also deserved plenty of them. Kronwall was our second best defenseman when Lidst...
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Earlier in this young NHL season, pictures of the facemask of then-backup Red Wings goalie Thomas McCollum made their internet debut. McCollum has a liking of the late Chris Farley’s character Tommy Boy. Apparently the sense of humor is a trend among Wings backup netminders as the current Jimmy Howard backup, Petr Mrazek, has a different funny guy on his mask. The 20-year old...
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To say things haven’t gone as planned for the Detroit Red Wings to start the shortened hockey season is putting it mildly. Plenty of familiar issues, be them with scoring, the power play or the penalty kill have all reared their ugly heads at inoppertune times.
But, have there also been some bigger issues in between the pipes to complicate these matters?
Yesterday, the Detroit News's Mike Martindale reported that Pavel Datsyuk's suing a local businessperson who's been selling memorabilia with Datsyuk's likeness on them for some time now, and today, the Detroit Free Press's George Sipple spoke to Datsyuk's lawyer, who wants people to know that the lawsuit is not a, "Find someone who's may or may not...
Rookie Petr Mrazek, one of the gems of Detroit’s minor-league system, will make his first NHL start on Thursday night, as the Red Wings head into St. Louis to take on the Blues.
Multiple reports confirmed the news Thursday afternoon, following rumors of the possible switch in net. The Red Wings just called Mrazek up from Grand Rapids following Detroit’s loss to Calgary on Tuesday...
The Detroit Red Wings knew that they'd be facing a fired-up Flames team that had lost a 3-2 shootout decision after surrendering the game-tying goal in the final seconds thereof on Saturday, and knew that they'd have to push much harder and play much better than they did in the team's awful 4-2 loss to Columbus...
And instead, the Wings kinda rolled over and died, but...
From the Red Wings PR department:
RED WINGS FIGHT FIRE WITH 11th ANNUAL SMOKE DETECTOR COLLECTION PRESENTED BY COMERICA
… Fans who Donate on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 are Entered to win Zetterberg Puck and Photo …
Detroit, MI… The Detroit Red Wings and captain Henrik Zetterberg encourage fans coming down to this weekend’s afternoon home games on Saturday, Feb. 9, and...
The competing storylines about the Red Wings' desire to build a follow-on rink to replace Joe Louis Arena, as part of a $650 million mixed-use development which will be located between Cass and Woodward Avenues just north of I-75, have become something of a contest of late. On Sunday, Crain's Detroit Business's Bill Shea told us that the probably corporately named rink...
Petr Mrazek to start tonight for Wings in St. Louis, making his NHL debut.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 7, 2013
Watch some highlights of Mrazek from the 2012 WJC below... Continue reading "Mrazek Will Start Tonight Against The Blues"
Let's celebrate Petr Mrazek's NHL debut with a look back on his highlights from the 2012 WJC, where he was absolutely dominant (and hilarious)
Unlike Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is...Let's say, "Given to Malik Report-style rambling" on a consistent basis. The man's fascinating as all hell get out, but he's also extremely verbose, and sometimes his astute observations also involve some "out there" comments.
MLive's Brendan Savage received an unusual...
(AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings' defensive issues can be partially traced to their poor penalty-killing unit.
Leaking goals is a more recent problem for the St. Louis Blues, but both clubs are staring at a potential three-game slide.
The Red Wings and Blues are looking to show improvement defensively Thursday night when they meet for the third time already this season.
from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,
Ask Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock how he can fix what ails his bottom two forward units and he’ll utter a one-word answer.
“Helm,” is Babcock’s response.
Unfortunately, that situation doesn’t look like it’s about to change anytime soon. The Wings will go into St. Louis Thursday to face the Blues once again minus energy...
Detroit (4-4-1, 9 points â 11th, Western Conference) at St. Louis (6-3-0, 12 points â 5th, Western Conference)
Game Time: 7:00pm Central
Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
TALE OF THE TAPE
Season series: series tied 1-1-0
-- January 19, at St. Louis: St. Louis 6, Detroit 0
-- February 1, at Detroit: Detroit 5, St. Louis 3
DETROIT, MI – The crippled Red Wings were handed their 2nd straight loss on Tuesday night at the hand of the Calgary Flames. It wasn’t so much that the Red Wings played a poor game, the Flames just played better. They did everything that a road team could want in this game. They scored early, [...]