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Red Wings will be “desperate” tomorrow in Columbus

Oct 24, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

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Just what the Columbus Blue Jackets needed: a “humbled” and “desperate” Detroit team.

The Red Wings were blasted, 7-1, on Saturday in Washington, leaving Wings coach Mike Babcock to conclude the winless Jackets will be facing a fairly motivated side Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena.

“We got humbled so bad (Saturday) I would say that we better be ready to go,” Babcock said, as reported by “When things go like they did the other night you want to put them behind as fast as you can. We should be a pretty desperate team (Tuesday).”

Hey, awesome, says Columbus.

The last time these two sides met, Friday in Detroit, the Red Wings came away with a 5-2 victory.

If the Jackets don’t get off the schneid Tuesday, their next two opportunities will come on the road, in Buffalo Thursday and Chicago Saturday.

Hopefully James Wisniewski was worth the money. He’ll return to the line-up tomorrow after serving an eight-game suspension.

  1. danphipps01 - Oct 24, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Oh God. The boning continues. Poor bastards.

  2. east96st - Oct 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Blue Jackets – They’re good for what ails ya! “Desperate”. I had to laugh. Coach Columbus and then you’ll learn what that word really means. On the upside, if your team had a bad game, going into Nationwide is like going into a bar at 2am with a roll of 100s, a bottle a Cristal, and a limo waiting at front. You’re bound to get what you want with minimal effort.

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