Bultman wonders whether the Red Wings are stuck on a different kind of ‘repeat’

The Athletic’s Max Bultman wonders aloud whether the the Red Wings can get some production from Anthony Mantha, make their netminders’ jobs easier, generate secondary scoring with so much of their secondary scorers out with COVID protocols, and, well…He wonders whether the Red Wings, heading into a pair of games against the Stanley Cup Finalist Dallas Stars, can somehow stop their distressing skid:

The most ambiguous of the bunch here, but perhaps the most important. That’s why Larkin mentioned it early in his news conference Sunday.

The Red Wings are going to have more games like Sunday this season, try as they might to avoid them. That’s just reality for a team with as little margin for error as they have.

But what made the first week of the season significant for the Red Wings was the way they fought back from losses to salvage a pair of series splits. That gave some reason to believe they might not find themselves in so many long losing streaks this season, even if the .500 clip they opened at was not likely to hold up in the long term.

Sunday, though, they went backward from Friday’s loss.


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  1. Wins are going to be few and far between with the roster they had vs the Hawks. Too bad, the start of the season showed some change to last years squad.

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