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Red Wings - Thrashers Postgame Thoughts

Disinterested.

That's how someone (Saler, I think) described the Red Wings in a game a few weeks ago and I think it's something we've seen a lot from them this season. They've won despite it at times but tonight Detroit's disinterest bit them in the ass in their 5-1 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers.

How many times do you remember the Red Wings having sustained pressure in the Atlanta zone tonight? I can think of a single second-period shift from the first line.

Forget sustained pressure, how many times do you remember the Wings cleanly gaining the zone and getting set up? How many odd-man rushes did they have?

I look at the boxscore and see that the Wings were credited with 33 shots but I'm shocked to see a number that high. It felt like no more than 20.

Detroit had nothing going on offense and then they were sloppy on defense. It's what we've been seeing for the past week taken to an extreme. A loss like this was bound to happen the way they've been playing.

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The Red Wings hit the road for the first time in about two and a half weeks, visiting the Atlanta Thrashers tonight.

The big news is that Jiri Hudler will be the healthy scratch tonight, with Justin Abdelkader bumped up to the second line in his place. Huds is less than thrilled about that but I say too damned bad.

Somewhat ironically, Hudler did score in Detroit's last visit to Atlanta, a 6-3 win on March 20, 2009. It was a nice breakaway goal. I was there.

The Wings are 9-3-0 against Atlanta all time, though Saler questions whether I can be believed about that. Detroit is also 12-18-7 on November 24th going into tonight's game, not that it means anything.

Oh, and this one's on FS+.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 4:19 PM

 

f*ck. That was quick. Should Ericsson have been up higher or a forward been on him?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 7:13 PM

 

Shorty? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! At least Bert got us within one. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 7:31 PM

 

Okay... Let's do better this time!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 7:33 PM

 

I run to get pizza and miss two goals. Paul Woods doesn't like the penalty on Slater, thought it was just a collision.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 7:36 PM

 

Little Caesars?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 7:46 PM

 

Technical difficulties? This sounds like the '50s.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 8:00 PM

 

Little Caesars?


Not tonight, the local LC sucks.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 8:01 PM

 

Where the hell was the rest of the defense there?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 8:02 PM

 

Who knows, but the level of effort I am seeing is bullsh*t! Were we at the bar all night?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 8:04 PM

 

No feeds.....rats. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by tsawchuk on 11/24/2010 at 8:04 PM

 


Little Caesars?


Not tonight, the local LC sucks.

I hear ya! Same can be said for a few locations in Escondido. Tell Illitch

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 8:05 PM

 

No feeds.....rats. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />


Welcome back!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 8:07 PM

 

Zata showing signs of life!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 8:10 PM

 

A couple of solid defensive plays on that scrambly shift in the Detroit zone. Should have been cleared sooner though.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 8:21 PM

 

Thrashers are no joke tonight.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 8:21 PM

 

This game sucks ass... WTF was that Defense and Jimmy?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 8:30 PM

 

Great shot. I got nothing else.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 8:31 PM

 

Pathetic effort so far. Still a lot of time but its not gonna happen playing like they've been playing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 8:39 PM

 

I'll be damned, Joey Mac is in. Wings are writing this one off.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2010 at 8:56 PM

 

I echo your thoughts on the Wings writing off this game as well as the overall lack of effort. We still have the fewest regulation losses in the NHL with four.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2010 at 10:58 PM

 

The bigger question is will it continue Friday?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/25/2010 at 10:30 AM

 
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