Babcock: “Tonight we got hosed for sure”

No recap for tonight’s game. I feel no need to bother with the way that ended. I just want to post two quotes from Mike Babcock‘s postgame interview and a handful of thoughts of my own.

“We should be in overtime right now. We got two and they got two but we’re not playing.”

“Tonight we got hosed for sure.”

Babcock’s words to FSN Detroit’s John Keating. Unlike his counterpart from the Ducks, that is probably the most complaining Babcock will do.

Of course, it’s easy to say that had the Red Wings shown up for the first 30 minutes of the game, that last goal wouldn’t have mattered. And that should be said.

It should also be said that the game is sixty minutes long. If you happen to blow the first 30 of it you’re supposed to have 30 more to make a turnaround. The Wings made their turnaround. They tied the game up but were not allowed to continue for a reason that has nothing to do with their play. That’s not how it’s supposed to be.

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.