Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks having similar internal issues

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 08: Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings during the opening face-off during the first period of a game played on October 8, 2018 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 08: Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings during the opening face-off during the first period of a game played on October 8, 2018 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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With the Anaheim Ducks heading into Motown to take on our Detroit Red Wings tonight I took an opportunity to chat with our friend about the matchup amongst other topics.

Just when you think the Detroit Red Wings have had an ugly six-week span, and you think it couldn’t be worse, let me mention the Anaheim Ducks have gone nearly a month without a victory.  So you think we’ve had it bad, they might have it worse.

The early season success had Ducks fans expecting to add a player or two heading towards the midseason mark as they prepare to make a solid playoff push.  The one time expected buyers may become sellers now before the season lapses.  Just yesterday they sent veteran forward Andrew Cogliano to the Dallas Stars for youngster Devin Shore.

The Ducks last victory came way back on December 17th when they were able to fend off the pesky Pittsburgh Penguins.  Since then they’ve accumulated a very underwhelming record of 0-7-4.  Winless over the last eleven and the Detroit Red Wings hope to make it twelve.

The Detroit Red Wings are 6-12-4 since December 1st.  Many fans are calling for Ken Holland, and Jeff Blashill to both be relieved of their duties.  The same goes for Bob Murray and Randy Carlyle in Anaheim.

Corey Perry has been out all season with knee surgery, he’s been a staple in the Ducks lineup for years.  The ultimate mix of skill, physicality, and pest.  He’s extremely frustrating to play against and even more irritating to watch.  Perry used to force my blood pressure to an unhealthy mark watching the playoff battles between the Wings and Ducks that used to occur on what seemed like a yearly basis before the Wings transferred from the Western Conference to the East.

In this article, we are joined by our friend Ciara Durant from Pucks of a Feather.  She along with her team do wonderful work covering everything you need to know about the Ducks amongst other unique topics.