• The Red Wings look to snap out of their slump… Man, I’ve written that a lot lately.

    It’s the Flames and Wings tonight in Detroit. Calgary has actually been worse than Detroit this season but if Columbus is any example, that just means they’ll treat this as a statement game.

    Gustav Nyquist has been sent back down to the Grand Rapids Griffins, with the Wings front office says they didn’t want to subject him to how the rest of the team is playing right now. I’m not sure I believe it but it does leave a roster spot open for Brendan Smith to be called up and serve another game of his suspension. That’ll leave him with one game left, which I think will be served on Tuesday.

    Mike Commodore will make his Red Wings debut, with Jakub Kindl the healthy scratch on defense. Cory Emmerton and Jiri Hudler are back in the lineup and Patrick Eaves is out with a back injury.

    Game time is 7:30 PM. FSD has the TV.

    I’ll miss most of this one as I’ve got a 7:50 soccer game in Lansing.

    Clark Rasmussen November 3, 2011 8:56 AM
  • just logged onto the game…

    Wings still look like they’re in a production funk.

    DetroitRiver November 3, 2011 11:56 AM
  • that was some BS reffing at the end of the period…

    DetroitRiver November 4, 2011 1:08 AM
  • Damn. Why can’t the Wings finish for once on one of these surges and get a goal?

    DetroitRiver November 4, 2011 1:31 AM
  • fother mucker!!!

    the other team is finishing but we’re not. This is getting fukg old!

    DetroitRiver November 4, 2011 1:36 AM
  • that’s it. i cam’t watch this wishy-washy team any more. off to bed.

    DetroitRiver November 4, 2011 1:40 AM
  • I’m going to practice coaching tonight: I’d really like to see some of the new blood get a chance to show what they’ve got…Nyquist, Brunn-whatever-his-name-is….Some of these guys, not naming names, are just not going to get any better. I’d rather see the team take some losses while developing new talent than continue to beat these dead horses. As I remember, also, one of Bowman’s strengths was that he tried to play the hot hands, the lines that were having a good night, give them a little more ice time. I’d like to see that happen now. Just saying….

    OldBroad November 4, 2011 2:02 AM
  • 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.

    Clark Rasmussen November 4, 2011 2:14 AM
  • I just want a win.

    SYfanSD November 4, 2011 12:00 PM
  • That just one of those pucks that snuck in… damn..

    DetroitRiver November 4, 2011 12:06 PM
  • Got beat on that one…

    Wings are playing with about zero motivation and are still taking stupid penalties (hudler)….

    DetroitRiver November 4, 2011 12:39 PM
  • Only two minutes for that?

    SYfanSD November 4, 2011 12:43 PM
  • Got beat on that one…

    Wings are playing with about zero motivation and are still taking stupid penalties (hudler)….

    Pretty sad actually

    SYfanSD November 4, 2011 12:44 PM
  • About frigging time!!!!!!

    SYfanSD November 4, 2011 12:45 PM
  • Well there’s one…

    DetroitRiver November 4, 2011 12:46 PM
  • Wings buzzing now…

    SYfanSD November 4, 2011 12:49 PM
  • Where is MD??? She usually pops in…

    SYfanSD November 4, 2011 12:51 PM