Postgame: Flames @ Red Wings

As I mentioned before the game, I had soccer tonight (also a 4-1 loss) so I missed most of this one. My thoughts are going to focus on a couple things from the Wings’ announcers tonight.

Early in the third, before the Flames’ third goal, Ken Kal and Paul Woods were talking about how great of a night several Detroit players were having. “Best game of the season” was a phrase being thrown around. From what I saw later in the third and from what I see people saying now, what the hell were they watching? It’s disappointing if they were just being cheerleaders.

In the game’s final minute, FSD showed a shot of Johan Franzen on the bench, staring off into space. Ken Daniels said that it summed up the game. To me, that’s the problem. The Wings’ sixth loss in a row was just about to be complete and Franzen looked like he was bored.

Show some passion, Mule! The Wings are losing because they’re sleepwalking through games. The fact that it seems to be acceptable in the Detroit dressing room drives me nuts.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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