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By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
The Detroit Red Wings are 4 and 0. That represents the first time they have been 4 and 0 to start a season since they won the Stanley Cup in 2007-2008. Detroit is on pace to win 82 games and will hoist the Cup.
Two of those statements are true, one unrealistic, and one potentially true, though a long season makes for a number of twists and turns that can derail any quest for the most famous trophy in all professional sports.
Red Wings fans should be more than optimistic based on the play of Ian White, Jakub Kindl, Jimmy Howard, and Ty Conklin, to name a few players who have played well in the first four games. Detroit fans should arguably be most excited by the play of 2010-2011’s biggest disappointment, Jiri Hudler.
Hudler spent the off-season training with John Chambers, the trainer for mixed martial arts star and UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, in Montreal, Quebec. Hudler spent two-and-a-half months...