Red Wings @ Stars - 10/14
Posted October 14, 2010 - 06:55 PM
Also starting: Chris Osgood, who traditionally does very well against Dallas. Being superstitious, I don't like how much the media was making of that when it was announced.
Kari Lehtonen gets the start for the Stars, the first time he's faced the Wings since being moved to Dallas last spring.
Posted October 15, 2010 - 02:02 AM
Last two games really showed wings flaws.. aged blueline, lack of speed, and subpar goaltending.
If these past two games were any indicators of whats to come then phoenix should win 5-2 this weekend. Dallas, Colorado, and phoenix are very similar in that they're young and fast all around.
Posted October 15, 2010 - 08:03 AM
I can't stand watching sloppy hockey and for two games in a row, that's what the Red Wings have played. Poor coverage in their own end, lazy passes leading to turnovers in the neutral zone, no forecheck.
I'm not even going to really talk about goaltending 'cause I'm biased by being p*ssed at my own efforts in goal a couple hours before Chris Osgood took to the ice in Dallas. He and I had similar games - at least one we wanted back and a couple where we wondered what our defense was doing.
The second Dallas goal is the one that describes the game as a whole, to me. Loui Eriksson, surrounded by Red Wings, no one close enough to actually cover him. Detroit was just off all night.
Unless, of course, they were great in the third. I feel safe assuming they didn't turn it around, despite Niklas Kronwall's power play goal.
And it wouldn't be a ridiculous Red Wings loss without an injury. Johan Franzen thinks he'll miss a week with a concussion. Mike Babcock says to wait for the doctor to determine that.
So right now we're at Franzen, Brian Rafalski, Justin Abdelkader and Kris Draper. Abdelkader could possibly return Saturday, thankfully, negating the need to call anyone up from Grand Rapids to fill Franzen's spot on the roster.
If the Wings turn things around, this two-game hiccup will be nothing. They happen from time to time. This early in the season, though, they look awful.
Posted October 16, 2010 - 12:16 AM
If this turns into endemic malaise, I'm going to start throwing sandbags up in the air and let them drop on my head. That would feel better...
Posted November 09, 2010 - 02:51 AM
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