Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 3/27/13
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It’s only fitting with spring in the air, opening day for the Tigers approaches and amusement parks begin to open that we take a close look at this Red Wings team as they make a push for yet another playoff berth. On top of everything that has happened this shortened season though, the question pertaining to this team is who exactly are they? Are they the team that takes care of the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks with ease or they the team that struggles against Calgary and Columbus? It would seem the simple answer is somewhere in the middle, but it’s never that easy. The Wings have had only one consistent performer this year and that’s goaltender Jimmy Howard. The Red Wing starting netminder has played his way into being a prime time goalie in the NHL these days and with free agency fast approaching Detroit hopes to get a long-term deal finalized with him as the rest of the teams with goaltending needs are licking their chops at the possibility of obtaining Howard in the offse...
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