Friday, October 31, 2008

2nd In A Row?

The game is halfway through the third period and the Wings are down 4-1. Unless there is a MAJOR miracle, they have lost their second in a row. I can make all of the normal excuses--they have been on the road for a week; they had a lousy game that took the wind out of their sails last night; they are playing their third game in four days; they are playing a back-to-back game; etc--but there IS more going on. Or rather, NOT going on. There is SOMETHING not right with the Wings' play and they need to address it...and fast. While it is early in the season, and not a time to panic, they have to fix what is wrong before the problems become habits. If they don't get started in the right direction soon, there will be a whole lot of Wing haters gloating and saying "I told you so" at the end of the season.

Sunday they will be in Vancouver and then there will be a five day rest--enough time to regroup and refresh.