It's hard to imagine an off season where Detroit doesn't make the NHL playoffs. But unfortunately that bridge is coming up closer than some fear. Last night the Wings lost their 4th straight game this time against a team where they were 3-0 against all season long. San Jose won in a shoot out which as of late is proving to be Detroit's downfall in winning games. But if you really stop and think about it, it's the lack of scoring and the will to win that has been their lack of performance. I honestly do not understand what the hell is wrong with this team? Holmstrom and Franzen are back in yet that still hasn't really helped us win games. Last night was a crucial two points and might of had us jump to the 8th seed and get in a playoff position. What did that loss do? Drop us to fucking 10th. 10th, the Western Conference. I am sick of these one point games, how hard, honestly, is it to score a fucking goal? Not very hard. If the Sharks can tie it up 25 seconds after we take the lead, why can't we do the same damn thing? What do we have to do? Because my fellow Wings the danger is now more official than it was a week ago. We are now in the red and 10th is unacceptable.
Mike Lantry, 1972