It's been a while since a full Wings recap. The next one will be delayed thanks to general busyness on my end, which prevented me from seeing this colossal gang rape from the Canucks, and will probably interfere with both weekend games. I apologize to both of the readers out there; time constraints the last month or two have really taken the rythem out of every-game recaps, which I enjoy doing the most. (No refunds, however.)
If I ever miss a Wings game that they lost, the first thing I jump to is the first Babcock quote. It's always candid and tells me exactly what I need to know about the game:
"We were poor. We were poor in goal. We were poor in the back end. We were poor up front. We were poor in the work ethic department," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "The bottom line was we didn't look like a team that was dying to be in the playoffs tonight in anyway or shape of form."
I suppose that pretty much covers it.
The title of this post isn't meant to drive a fork into this season. But there are only so many "turning points" that I can get behind, only to have my hopes dropped like a bag of rhino shit.* It's now March 4th. It's not good to hear the coach talking about his entire team's lack of intensity on March 4th.
*A particularly weighty form of fecal, one of the heaviest in the animal kingdom. Is this true? Who knows. But I may or may not have just made you Google "rhinoceros poo + density". And that's all I really need for me to sleep tonight.
In other news, I had a blast at The Production Line with Mike, Chris, Rob and everyone else during our Jailsexed Trade Deadline Extravaganza (!). You can go back and read the seven or so hours of trade deadline yammering that included zero blockbusters, but if that actually sounds interesting then I'd appreciate it if you'd go and stab yourself repeatedly.
I just heard that the Wings picked up Riley Armstong from the Flames for Andy Delmore. As long as Riley isn't German for "Colby" and Delmore isn't actually Jason Williams, then I don't find this to be that relevant.