Thursday, October 29, 2009
Holy Crap, ESPN Talking Wings
"We could outplay our mistakes," Ken Holland explained.
I guess I never really thought that Conklin wanted to stay in Detroit...that's kind of sad. I mean, I've been waiting for Jimmy, his contract is up after this year, so I guess I can't really blame the brass for making that call. Then of course Conklin outplays Howard in the second game of the season...but Howie has improved exponentially over the years. He played great against Vancouver, if he plays well tonight, who knows what will happen going forward.
"We've got some players who aren't playing as well as they can, But I like the makeup of our team. I think we're real close to playing good. We're in the process of finding out who we are."--Ken Holland
I think part of that identity was established from the moment that Babbles pulled Ozzie less than eight minutes into the game. They looked hungry, determined, and angry...all of the things that were said in the off-season. Hey, it only took nine-plus games for it to come to fruition. One can only hope that the level of play can be sustained and not brought out only in times of desperation.