adidas new boots Empty seats at Little Caesars Arena difficult to ignore
Entering their game Monday night at New Jersey, the Red Wings were 10 points out in the Eastern Conference wild card race. Now,they have a at hand edge because of their recent NHL mandated break, but nothing the Red Wings have done lately suggests they are about to surge. They have lost four of their last five in regulation time.
The Pistons started 14 6. It was going to be different this season. It hasn They are 8 17 since. They did have this huge 34 point win at Brooklyn not long ago, but they just lost to the Nets Sunday at Little Caesars.
Reggie Jackson is out. It being used as the primary excuse why they are losing. Wait a minute. Wasn Reggie Jackson returning last season used as the primary reason why the Pistons started losing?
Ah, the Pistons are very confused. Lets put it this way, the Stan Van Gundy post game news conference is no longer considered a Motor City classic.
Losing has benefits. It getting a crack at the top talent in the draft.
And the upcoming drafts in both the NHL and NBA are particularly promising at the top end.
Can you image Rasmus Dahlin, the Swedish wonder of a defenseman, lugging the puck up the ice at Little Caesars Arena while donning the famed winged wheel?
Or Oklahoma sensational point guard, Trae Young,
doing an Isiah Thomas impressions as a Piston?
Problem is, both teams are just mediocre enough and not quite bad enough they don get good odds in either draft lottery.
And say there is a miracle rally at the end of the season by the Red Wings. How would you like their chances in the first round against, say, that powerhouse Steve Yzerman has built in Tampa Bay?
Or if the Pistons are facing the Celtics or the Raptors or the Cavaliers in the first round?
A nightmare? That might be a stretch. Little Caesars Arena will eventually be full. It might be somewhat like when Comerica Park was erected, and it took the Tigers a period to get it right. Then, the fans arrived in record numbers. Or the Lions at Ford Field. Wait, they are still trying to get it right, and the masses flock there anyway, which those, with a cynical slant,
might say is the problem.