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Derek Lalonde says it’s time for Detroit Red Wings to stop feeling sorry for themselves


The Detroit Red Wings have had a difficult couple of weeks with injuries and trades leaving them feeling sorry for themselves. Coach Derek Lalonde acknowledges that it was a reality, but it’s time for the team to refocus and stop feeling sorry for themselves. With the playoffs in sight, the Wings need to improve in crucial situations and get motivated to stay on track.

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Key Points:

  • The Wings have lost several players to injuries and trades in the last couple of weeks
  • Coach Derek Lalonde acknowledges that the team felt sorry for themselves, but it’s time to move forward
  • The Wings need to improve in crucial situations and get motivated to stay on track for the playoffs
  • Despite recent setbacks, the Wings have a settled lineup and three more call-ups available
  • Lalonde believes that the team can still win tight games if they find their rhythm and stay focused

Derek Lalonde says the pity party is over for Detroit Red Wings

“There was no doubt the boys felt sorry for themselves,” coach Derek Lalonde said Tuesday. “Is it right or wrong? I think it was more of a reality. It will be my job to get them out of that. We are not going to go through the motions over these 20 games. We are going to stop feeling sorry for ourselves. This lineup is not much different than the beginning of the year, and we were extremely competitive.”

“Ten days ago, we beat the Rangers, we’re above the playoff line with games in hand,” Lalonde said. “And it’s flipped in a hurry. I understand some of that, and it was still there on the weekend. We talked about it, tried to snap the guys out a little bit. I understand the reality of it but now it’s time. Draw that line.”

The Big Picture: Red Wings need to regroup to make playoffs

The Red Wings have had a rollercoaster season so far, with injuries and trades testing their resilience. With the playoffs still in sight, though definitely further in the distance than they were 10 days ago, the Wings need to regroup and focus on improving their performance in crucial situations. Lalonde believes that the team has the potential to win tight games, but they need to find their rhythm and stay focused.

Why it Matters for Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings have had a difficult season so far, with injuries and trades testing their resilience. With the playoffs in sight, it’s crucial that the Wings refocus and stay motivated to stay on track. Coach Lalonde acknowledges that the team felt sorry for themselves, but he believes that it’s his job to get them out of that mindset. The Wings have a settled lineup now, and they have three more call-ups available. With the potential to win tight games, the Wings need to find their rhythm and stay focused to make it to the playoffs.

The Bottom Line – Time to step up

The Red Wings have had a challenging couple of weeks, with injuries and trades testing their resilience. However, coach Lalonde believes that the team has the potential to win tight games and make it to the playoffs. It’s time for the Wings to refocus, stay motivated, and improve in crucial situations. With a settled lineup and three more call-ups available, the Wings need to find their rhythm and stay focused to turn things around. It’s time to step up and make a push for the playoffs.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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