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Bacon: “Mediocrity will perpetuate mediocrity,” so how do the Red Wings break free?

"It's better, actually, in the pro system, to drop down to bottom and get somebody good and rebuild," Bacon said.
"It's better, actually, in the pro system, to drop down to bottom and get somebody good and rebuild," Bacon said.

 Stateside's conversation with John U. Bacon, Michigan Radio sports commentator.

 

"It's better, actually, in the pro system, to drop down to bottom and get somebody good and rebuild," Bacon said.
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"It's better, actually, in the pro system, to drop down to bottom and get somebody good and rebuild," Bacon said.

We’ve had some listeners reach out on twitter to put in a request: talk some hockey!

We aim to please, and the timing is perfect — it’s the mid-season mark.

 

John U. Bacon, Michigan Radio sports commentator, joined Stateside to give us an update on all things hockey, with a side of basketball and football.

 

Listen above for the full conversation, or catch highlights below.

 

On the Red Wings' record

 

They are 17-17-7. They are perfectly mediocre as we had about predicted. It is almost exactly where you don't want to be, because they're not competing for any kind of Stanley Cup chance, any of that stuff, but they also [had] five or six great guys come out of the draft this year, and you're not anywhere near that either. Mediocrity will perpetuate mediocrity.”

 

On the Red Wings escaping “mediocrity”

 

Sounds crazy, but you've got to go one way or the other. You've either got to double down and try to get something out of the season, or you've got to say it's time for a fire sale and let's rebuild.”

 

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