Quick Hits: The I’m Not With Them Edition
In Red Wings Land
How the reeling Detroit Red Wings plan to play to their strengths moving forward - Freep (Via Yahoo!)
“What happens at times when you struggle to score is, you lose your focus on defense and you gain a greater focus on offense, and next thing you know you’re bad defensively and you’re still not scoring,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “That’s a recipe for disaster. We are not going to win games, 6-5, on a regular basis. We have to win games 2-1, 3-2.
I don’t like that he’s right, but every time the Wings play wide-open they get plastered.
Around the NHL
NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus what we love about each team in 2021 - ESPN
30. Detroit Red Wings
Previous ranking: 30
Points percentage: .286
This week: @ NSH (Feb. 11, 13); vs. CHI (Feb. 15)
Brutal honesty: There’s not a whole lot to love about the Detroit Red Wings this season, besides not being quite as bad as last season. But they do have a sick uniform set.
We’re not last!
We have issued the following statement regarding the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/7ZR7HXMW73— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 10, 2021
Of all the times that NHL teams have chosen not to make a statement when they didn’t absolutely HAVE to do so, the Stars making one here is pretty loud.