Regardless of what happens during their last two preseason games, the Red Wings have played an uneven brand of hockey.
Some of Detroits inconsistencies can be attributed to a swollen roster, resulting in a mishmash lineup of inexperienced players laced with proven veterans.
Injuries have played a factor, too, but in reality, they'll allow the Wings to become cap compliant and reach the 23-man roster limit, which will be a temporary solution to a convoluted situation.
That said, when the Wings begin their 88th NHL season Wednesday against Buffalo, these are the three main concerns that should have their fans a bit worried.
1. Daniel Alfredssons and Stephen Weisss learning curve: Its not a secret that the Wings have been offensively challenged for the last few seasons. The addition of Alfredsson and Weiss is being viewed by many as the elixir to Detroits goal-scoring woes.
Only problem is, Alfredsson's been nursing a tender groin and has hardly played, while Weiss has looked lo...