Eleven games into the season, the Detroit Red Wings have just four wins to their name. None have come in the past week and a half, with the Red Wings taking a six-game losing streak into their game against Florida on Saturday. Captain Henrik Zetterberg, a veteran of 14 NHL seasons and a 2008 Stanley Cup run, didn’t mince words when asked to assess the state of his club. “We aren’t good enough to win games,” Zetterberg told Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press on Thursday. “And that’s why we’ve lost six in a row.” Case closed. The longtime Red Wing did eventually offer a more detailed analysis of Detroit’s shortcomings, pointing to the frequency with which the team is finding themselves in the penalty box. The Red Wings have topped double-digit penalty minutes in seven of their 11 games this season, and four times during their current losing streak.
Zetterberg on Red Wings’ struggles: ‘We aren’t good enough to win’
Sportsnet | Oct 27