Quick Hits: The They Are Who We Thought They Were Edition
In Red Wings Land
Red Wings’ issues a combination of talent void, coaching | MLive
The Red Wings started well at 3-1-0, with impressive victories in Nashville and Montreal. They have since gone 1-9-1, losing seven times by three or more goals. They lost 11 times by that margin all of last season.
They were not competitive over the weekend in losses at Carolina (7-3) and Florida (4-0), after playing well the previous three games (1-1-1).
They have the worst goals differential in the league at minus-24 (they finished minus-50 last season). They are last in goals per game (2.20), 29th in goals against (3.80) and their special teams seem to be getting worse each season.
There is definitely a lack talent on this roster. We all pretty much assumed this team was going to be bad and it looks like we were correct. They are who we thought they were. The concerning thing is that we’re getting so many games that we can’t take any positives from.
Steve Yzerman apparently wasn’t kidding when he said we need to be patient. This Wings team isn’t close as currently constructed and really needs an influx of good, young talent. It sucks having to watch a bad hockey team most games, but the night is darkest just before the dawn, right?
Around the League
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Mantha’s going to get a nice raise from his $3.3-million salary, which is fitting for a player who is primed to be one of Detroit’s best for the next several seasons. By the end of the season, he should have his first 50-point campaign. Not long after, he should have a hefty pay check hitting his bank account.
Just how big will Anthony Mantha’s pay day be?