Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 10/17/14

UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 12: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings tends net against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on January 12, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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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