On the Third Day of Christmas the Red Wings Gave to Me…

December 16th, 2009 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
As kids (and maybe some adults, I'm not trying to crush any dreams here) eagerly await the gifts provided by a jolly fat guy in a red and white suit, I thought of another group of guys in red and white that could make my Christmas especially joyous.

From Dec. 14 to Dec. 25, I will mimic the pattern of the 12 Days of Christmas song by asking for one thing on the first day, two things on the next day, and so on until Christmas.

But, as this is the season of giving, I'd love for all of you to give me your thoughts on what you'd like from the Red Wings for Christmas, so please, post away!

My third day gift is simple:


Three Solid Periods of Hockey Every Game

Simple, yet deceptively difficult to bestow.

In addition to the ever-growing list of injuries, part of the Red Wings' problem this season has been a habitual lack of consistent effort.

"Getting started on time," as coach Mike Babcock often puts it, has been a problem for Detroit.

They've allowed six goals in the first minute of a game this season and often haven't "woken up" until the third period, when it is typically too ...

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