Re: Detroit Red Wings
maybe it just wasn't meant to be, but i am only disappointed in the result tonight - not the team.
I don't know what it is but it seems to me that there's a sense of apathy among some of the players. I don't think it applies to all or even most of them but certain guys just don't seem to care enough. The Grand Rapids call-ups are playing their butts off but guys like Cleary and Ericsson haven't been giving 100% -- at least not from where I'm sitting. If Cleary gets resigned over the summer that would be sufficient evidence that Ken Holland has gone senile. Brendan Smith is playing like a petulant child. That penalty he took in front of the net was so selfish. He needs to grow up soon or he'll be more of a liability to the team than anything. He skates well and he passes well, but his immaturity has really been pissing me off. The Wings are good enough to win some of these close games but they haven't done so. 19 goals in their last 11 games with the caliber of players they have -- even though many of their top 9 forwards have been injured -- just isn't good enough. It's so frustrating to watch because I've seen flashes of brilliance here and there. I just haven't seen it enough this year.