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PHT Extra: What’s wrong with the Wings? Why are the ‘Yotes so good?

Nov 21, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

I pick on Stephen Weiss (while the poor guy’s out with a groin injury) and Halford raves about Mike Ribeiro in today’s PHT Extra, hosted by Kay Adams.

Both the Red Wings and Coyotes are in action tonight, with Detroit hosting Carolina and Phoenix home to Colorado.

Per PHT Extra tradition, it’s pretty much guaranteed the Wings will look awesome and the Coyotes will be terrible.

  1. jhaegs - Nov 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Statement games… ;)

  2. jjregan21 - Nov 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Babcock the best in the NHL? I’d say there are better, starting with Tippet

    • polegojim - Nov 21, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      I like Tippett… but you’re wrong!

      Facts are –

      Babcock – 78-53 in playoffs – 1 Stanley Cup, 2 West Conf Champs; playoffs 7 years straight

      Tippett – 33-41 in the playoffs, 0 Stanley Cups, 0 Conf Champs; best was 5 early in Dallas

      Help me out… which one do you think has performed better???

      • jernster21 - Nov 22, 2013 at 12:23 AM

        I won’t say that Tippett is the better coach, but I will say he has gotten more out of less…..way less. With that said, since Lidstrom retired, Babcock isn’t exactly working with a bunch of all-stars on the blue line so the fact they got as far as they did in the playoffs last year was pretty impressive.

    • mightymouse316 - Nov 27, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      Clearly ignorant.

  3. mnwildnstar - Nov 21, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Everytime the Redwings look ready for the fork…they bounce back to life. I wouldn’t pencil a win in yet!

  4. polegojim - Nov 21, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Facts are:

    The Wings ENTERED the season with a lot of injuries and question marks… I think they started out much better than anticipated.

    They’re formulating now that most are back on the ice… better to get this stuff worked out now… solidify performers now… then refine during the second half of the season and strong into the playoffs.

  5. muckleflugga - Nov 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    harrying speed attack from third and fourth lines has tailed off

    cleary two years past sell-by-date…miller starting to plod, ditto eaves

    the mule pulling the hossa; big man playing small when he actually plays

    howard showing just how average he always was

    poor defensive coaching, three years on

    olympic year with a distracted babcock

    all should be made right by april, see you in the cup final

  6. flash8910 - Nov 21, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Wings need more Swedes.

  7. thailer35 - Nov 22, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Hey Jason, we’re plenty familiar with OEL here in Phoenix.

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