Originally posted on Razzball Hockey  |  Last updated 6/29/13
Jimmy Howard was the reason why the Red Wings got as far as they did this past season. Detroit had a mediocre offense (19th), power play (15th) and penalty kill (12th) so goaltending was the key to it all. Take a look back and see what Detroit did last season with a look ahead for next season. Team Name: Detroit Red Wings Record: 24-16-8, 3rd in Central, Lost 4-3 to Chicago in Western Conference Semifinals. Player of the Season: Howard was the best part of the team from a fantasy standpoint. It’s hard to beat 21-13-7 with a 2.13 GAA and a .923 save percentage with five shutouts. Breakout of the Season: Damien Brunner burst onto the scene as a rookie and posted a solid 12-14–26 line with 10 points on the power play. Brunner should be getting consistent power play time going forward and would make a solid second-line player in Motown. Disappointment of the Season: Depth. Once you got past the household name players, there wasn’t much behind them. Detroit needs to be able to have solid...
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