Misconduct

Postgame: Red Wings @ Wild - 2/17

I'll admit, this team confuses me. It'd be one thing if the Wings just didn't show up for whole games. That could be explained away a little easier. Tonight, though, Detroit showed up for the first period and did a decent job of establishing themselves. Got a couple goals (okay, Datsyuk's was early in the second, but still), made some things happen, limited the chances for the Wild.

And then they just stopped. Which is what I don't understand, because it looks like a conscious decision. How do you take a style of play that's working and just stop doing it?

Yeah, Minnesota adapted a bit but it's not like the Wild just suddenly found a weakness in the Wings' plan and started exploiting it. The Wings took 14 shots in the first period and followed it up with 17 for the rest of the game. It's like they collectively stopped trying.

Yeah, individual players had different levels of effort, I'm sure you could point to someone like Tomas Tatar and say he never stopped trying. But even if he'd been able to, it's not a good sign when a guy has to carry the team on his back.

I just don't get it and I've got no words to try to explain it.

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Helene St. James says that Holland says that Datsyuk will play.


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Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/17/2013 at 5:48 PM

 

As they say, the puck just finds Brunner. Rebound chance goes right to him.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/17/2013 at 6:25 PM

 

Not a bad period. Wild didn't have a whole lot going, not sure if that'd credit to the Wings' D or Minnesota being bad.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/17/2013 at 6:49 PM

 
Saw that coming when that real nice pass made it through. Too much space for Datsyuk.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/17/2013 at 7:03 PM

 

To be fair to Mrazek, no one expects Heatley to send anything slowly towards a wall.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/17/2013 at 7:18 PM

 

Ericsson pinches, Filppula and Samuelsson both get burned, Zucker scores. Ugly play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/17/2013 at 7:24 PM

 

Wings have stopped skating. Surprise! This team makes no sense some times.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/17/2013 at 7:38 PM

 

Just joined in the 3d and it's like the Wings are skating around on peg-legs...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 2/17/2013 at 8:00 PM

 

What a shatty power play...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 2/17/2013 at 8:19 PM

 

fother mucker

Posted by DetroitRiver on 2/17/2013 at 8:26 PM

 
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