And we have another one.
Ever since the Detroit Lions blew a double-digit lead for the third time this season during a 35-29 loss to the New Orleans Saints, former Lions players have come out of the woodwork to rip Matt Patricia while praising former head coach Jim Caldwell at the same time.
The latest former Lions player to make his feelings known is Stephen Tulloch.
“As a former captain and leader of the Detroit Lions its hard for me to watch my boys play. Dan Orlovsky said it best. Coach Caldwell had this team on the right track on and off the field. As a player who gave everything I had ever game, we need BETTER and we need it NOW…” Tulloch tweeted.
As a former captain and leader of @detroitlionsnfl its hard for me to watch my boys play. @dorlovsky said it best. Coach Caldwell had this team on the right track on and off the field. As a player who gave everything I had ever game, we need BETTER and we need it NOW…… pic.twitter.com/WZmdvzSzlK
— Stephen Tulloch (@stephentulloch) October 7, 2020
Tulloch is on the money but I cannot help but notice that he clearly does not know how to use Twitter very well.
The best three Detroit Red Wings late-round draft selections
The Detroit Red Wings hold the 4th overall selection in the 2020 NHL Draft, which gets underway tonight. It’s been a while since they picked that high in the annual proceedings – in fact, the last time they held the 4th pick, they picked a young Steve Yzerman in 1983.
They’re banking on whomever they select to have a major part in their team rebuild as they look to rebound from owning the NHL’s worst record, and four straight years out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
However, they’ve been able to strike gold late in the annual Draft in years past, finding some of the greatest players in NHL history who would have been surefire 1st round picks had other teams done their homework.
Let’s take a look back at the three best late round draft selections made by the Red Wings.
No. 3: Pavel Datsyuk, 171st overall in 1998
You can excuse folks for overlooking Pavel Datsyuk early in his first season with the Detroit Red Wings. After all, he was a rookie on a team stacked with nine future Hall of Fame players. However, fans quickly began to take notice of the flashy Russian’s on-ice creativity. He was soon placed on a line with forward Boyd Devereaux and veteran Brett Hull, forming the “Two Kids and a Goat” line that culminated in the 2002 Stanley Cup title.
He is a three-time Selke Award winner as the NHL’s top defensive forward and a two-time Cup winner.
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