First let’s get this out of the way. The Detroit Red Wings just played 3 games in 4 days with 2 of those games inside a 24 hour period. Coming out of the other end of things the Wings won all 3 games against St. Louis, Edmonton and LA scoring 10 goals, allowing just 4 against and has put Hockeytown at ease for the moment.
So here we are, 12 games played and a 7-4-1 record, currently sitting as the 5 seed in the Western Conference. Normally I wouldn’t even point out the seeding at a quarter mark but with only 36 games to go in a shortened season things will go quick.
Detroit has seen themselves dig into the well of Grand Rapids often and early but have been getting solid play from kids they have asked to step into the lineup. To add, coach Mike Babcock has had his work cut out for him this year dealing with injuries and the loss of some pretty significant names in the offseason such as Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Stuart, Jiri Hudler and Tomas Holmstrom.
Still though expectations for this ...