The Detroit Pistons ‘Bad Boys’ squads are some of the most beloved teams in Detroit sports history. The Bad Boys were edgy players, athletes who liked to be physical. They played on the edge of the rules. Those Pistons were a gritty group. This offseason, Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made it clear he wanted his team to have more push-back this season. He wanted a grittier approach.
But there’s a big difference between a team that pushes back and stands up for itself and one that takes needless penalties that rob the Red Wings of their momentum or allow opponents to find their own momentum.
The Red Wings will undoubtedly be talking about that issue before today’s game with the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins. Bob Duff recently wrote about how captain Dylan Larkin is disappointed about how the team is taking at inopportune times. He wants the Red Wings to clean up that problem.
#NHL | Current League Standings on 2023-24 Season
1. Boston Bruins (9-0-1)
2. Detroit Red Wings (6-4-1)
3. Toronto Maple Leafs (5-3-2)
4. Montreal Canadiens (5-3-2)
5. Florida Panthers (5-3-1) pic.twitter.com/qK9CBIyh9n
— BetUS NHL 🏒 (@BetUS_NHL) November 3, 2023
Red Wings Next Game
The Boston Bruins are in town to play Detroit today at Little Caesars Arena at 7 p.m. The Bruins are 9-0-1 on the season and lead the Eastern Conference with 19 points. Boston’s top defenseman Charlie McAvoy will be serving the second game of his four-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head of Florida defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. He is appealing the suspension.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Detroit defenseman Jake Walman is considering wearing a neck guard in reaction to the death of former NHL player Adam Johnson. He died after he was cut in the neck during a game in the United Kingdom.
- The Red Wings are paying a price for some untimely penalties.
- Shayne Gostisbehere‘s contributions are helping the Red Wings create more offense from the blue line. He’s been a 65-point defenseman in his NHL career.
- Red Wings prospect Dmitry Buchelnikov picked up his second goal playing in the Kontinental Hockey League.
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New Jersey: Already missing injured Nico Hischier, the New Jersey Devils lost NHL leading scorer Jack Hughes to an upper body injury Friday night.
Pittsburgh: Coach Mike Sullivan’s lineup changes sends a message to the Pittsburgh Penguins: ‘We’re not satisfied.’
Washington: Where do the Washington Capitals go from here? TJ Oshie called Nicklas Backstrom’s absence “a massive hole that can’t be filled.”