Red Wings coach: If we keep playing like we’ve played, we’re not a playoff team


The 3-2-0 Detroit Red Wings may have a winning record after five games, but their coach doesn’t like the way they’re trending.

“We told the team [Monday that] if we have the exact same process this five-game segment, we’re probably not a playoff team,” Jeff Blashill said, per MLIVE. “So our process has to get better and that’s what we’ve tried to work on these last two days.”

Shot totals have to be a statistical concern for Blashill. The Red Wings have yet to register more than 24 in a single game. Overall, they’ve been outshot 167-107.

Not surprisingly, Blashill wants his team to have the puck more in the attacking zone. He’s also had the Wings work on the power play at practice.

The Red Wings play the Oilers tonight in Edmonton. They’re in Calgary Friday and Vancouver Saturday.