You'd sorta think that after a 7-1 beating on Saturday, the Wings would want to get back out there and make up for such a pathetic effort with a good showing against a terrible Columbus team.
Well, if you thought that, the joke is on you. Detroit cared less tonight then even Saturday. There was no effort, no push, no execution, no saves, no forecheck, no hits, no energy, and no W on the score sheet. Columbus owned the ice from start to finish and Detroit was outplayed in every facit of the game. At least Babcock didn't make any excuses for the loss:
"It was a disappointing effort. Obviously, the preparation (from) our coaching staff, we didn’t do a good enough job. The players didn’t do a good enough job.
"No excuse for what happened tonight."This game seriously was a joke in every way. Conklin looks pathetic out there, his best save is when he fell and accidentally landed on the puck. The D is easier to beat than a taxi driver when you Pat Kane. And Zetterberg doesn't get it why it's all not working:
"We lose one game and it’s almost like we’re 1-5 instead of 5-1," Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg said. "We’re tight on our sticks, we don’t make plays, we’re not executing. It’s almost like we don’t have confidence.But Babbles does:
"They competed harder than us, to a man."In the end, that was it. The only player worth mentioning was Helm and even he was around 80% of his normal self. I was planning on going to the game and at the very last second I had to bail. Turns out that I'm glad I kept my money, as tonight's effort was a complete joke.
Best headline ever.
Best quote by Babcock today:
Babcock on a physical practice. 'We don't do it in games, so we'll do it here.'
I don't know what people really expect out of Conky. He's not gonna win a game if the Wings only score 1 goal in front of him. I'm not saying he played well, or even decent. But I'd be surprised if the Wings would have won that game with Howard in net. Conklin is not going to steal games.
This is what happens when your team phones it in and your goalie isn't up to the task of holding the fort.
@DannyG when your debut for the season is a 29 SA shutout against the dive, who's now sitting above us btw, I guess you set lofty expectations for your fans... But now I remember why I always referred to him as cocklyn, but you're right, the offense showing up probably wouldn't of hurt.
@DannyG would not have mattered who was in net, but conklin looked so bad i was embarrassed for him. that save against nash was just sad. and he kept losing the puck after every save. it could have been so much worse than it was. no idea what's up with him, but hopefully he fixes it soon.
I was ashamed of that performance, I mean the Wings are supposed to be an elite team and they get <s>outplayed</s> owned by an 0-8 team.
Its easy to say ball up and throw away, but didn't we say that on saturday too?
Please Wings, bring it against the sharks on Friday... Maybe drew can bust out a movie poster??? It's been a while and the mojo is diminishing...