Kulfan’s notebook: Blashill weighs in on winless Greiss

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan posted a notebook article in which he noted Wings coach Jeff Blashill’s take on goaltender Thomas Greiss, who’s winless in his tenure with Detroit thus far:

Ultimately [on Wednesday], Greiss remained winless on the season, seeing his record drop to 0-6-2, with a 3.46 goals-against average and .885 save percentage.

Especially early in the season, Greiss was playing well but not getting any offensive support. Blashill doesn’t feel the difficult start has affected Greiss.

“I’m not worried about Greiss at all,” Blashill said. “Mentally, he’s in a great spot. He’s been through the rigors of the NHL. He’s an even-keeled person. He knows games like last night will happen and he’ll move on.

“He started out playing real good (this season) and he just didn’t get much offensive support. He should have wins on the board, he’s certainly played well enough, good enough, to have wins.

“Like the rest of our team, all of our games’ have slipped a little bit and confidence is a factor. We have to grind through it and get our confidence back.”

Continued; I’m not worried about Griess–I’m worried about the team in front of him.

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