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Quick Hits: What Kind of Team is Detroit?

Hockeytown, No Limits (...except when trying to win on the road or against San Jose or scoring goals or getting any real production for Datsyuk or Zetterberg.  I'd say those are some limits right there)

Half-Assed Recap to go with Half-Assed Game " The Production Line - TP:60
Smith is better than Ericsson. I am better than Ericsson. Your dog wearing skates is better than Ericsson. The lint in your pocket is better than Ericsson. Taking a crap in a porta potty in 102 degree weather while dripping with sweat is better than Ericsson.  Adam Sandler's "Jack & Jill" is better than Ericsson. Moral of the story, everything is better than Ericsson.

Red Wings' Mike Babcock: 'We have to decide what kind of team we want to be' |
I hope they decide to be a winning team that just kicks the shit out of everyone because this losing crap sucks. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at today's "discussion" before practice.

Snipe Snipe, Dangle Dangle: Red Wings 2, Sharks 5
Post game snipes.

Ex-Red Wing Vladimir Konstantinov's new talent attracts old friends | Detroit Free Press |
If anyone had a chance to see or purchase some of Vladdy's art. Let us know. I'd love to see some more of his paintings.


Around the NHL 

Bolts Report - Erik Erlendsson: Steve Yzerman questions motives behind Versus criticism of 1-3-1 trap - from Sports
A little preview..."Versus is owned by Comcast, Comcast owns the Flyers, Keith Jones is a broadcaster with the Flyers and is hardly impartial,’’ Yzerman said. "I think that anybody that looks at that objectively should be saying, "Did Tampa do the right thing or Did Philadelphia do the right thing’’ and you can make an argument both ways.’’ Go Yzerman.

Video: Predators’ Craig Smith spectacularly blows empty net goal - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Because we can all use a good laugh after last night. Oh, and by the way, our Smith is better than your Smith (but don't worry, your Smith is better than Ericsson too).


DISCUSSION: What did you think about Brendan Smith's NHL debut?  And what do you think is better than Ericsson?