Detroit's lost six in a row. Since this blog's start in 2009, that hasn't happened. They have a losing record when you translate Gary's math into real life, at 5-5-1. As both a Wings fan and a blogger, I'm at a loss at what to do. The Chief over at A2Y explains this very real problem in the way only he can: he's asked for assistance from Avalanche and Blues bloggers on how to deal with having a sh!tty team. Click the jump for some understanding.
They’re playing very bad hockey. So…am I supposed to cave and start looking at next year’s draft? Do we create some gimmick to take our minds off the current state of ___________ hockey? Maybe we start counting down jersey numbers in the middle of November, or coming up with a fu** St. Louis campaign that we can use as the autosignatures on the emails we send to our kids’ elementary school teachers telling them our third graders can’t come to school on Tuesday because they’re voting for the first time that morning?
But it’s not like that anymore. The joy has been replaced by a kind of sadness only you can really relate to. And I need some help. Just point me in the right direction and I’ll take it from there. I’m that good. I don’t need much. Just a solid, a little one.Lines like these make you realize why you read blogs like A2Y, The Production Line, Winging It, and all the other great ones that are too numerous to mention, rather than the dribble from the mouths of the Wings beat writers. Pure perfection.
Anyways, as Robocop over at WIIM put it this morning, I'm still in the camp that Detroit is just in a slump and will be as strong as ever when they pull out of it. But when I look around, I realize that it's starting become lonely over here.
I'm not sure how long this has to go on before I change my tune, but I'm not there yet. Are you?
I'm still on your side. A rather nasty slump, but they'll turn it around. They're the Wings, after all.
They will come back, this isn't a view of things to come. The Wings will be winning and working hard and pavs will be making us all laugh soon enough. No worries here, just some terrible nightmares about the Oilers winning the cup and beating Toronto in the finals while the wings watch from their little tv watches while trying to get that damn par on that tricky hole..
Stuff happens. The Wings have had slumps like this in the past--February 2008, for example, when they not only lost six in a row, they only won four games the whole month. They went 4-8-2 with only one of those wins at home.
Then they pulled it out and went on to win the Stanley Cup.
I am not worried. Neither should you be.
they looked great at 5-0, but the skill and will is there. just have to find it again. hopefully soon and hopefully without having to make a message-sending trade.
@Twig We are essentially unchanged in the forward ranks from last year, when we finished 1 goal behind VAN for the scoring title after 1/3 of a Pav-less season. This year, we are second-to-last in Goals For (only ahead of the Islanders). They are just seeming to be in the throws of a classic slump. I don't think it is a lack of will really (I am sure they both want to score and are trying to), but that it is that psychological drain of a slump. Time to hire a sports psychologist, imo.
Someone on Johan Franzen's Beard's Facebook page created and posted that. It made me laugh this morning, so I thought I'd share.
And I still maintain that this is just a really depressing and poorly timed slump and we'll rebound and get back on top. Every year we're allowed a certain and arbitrary number of games to forget ever happened. All of those games are just coming early this year and they're getting them out of the way to kick some major ass later on.
@ChrissyKraceva Someone is reading my mind!!!