Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 7/30/12
Believe it or not, back on Feb. 21 the Detroit Red Wings sat atop the NHL standings, which was business as usual. Since that time, it has been anything but business as usual for one of the leagues premier franchises. Injuries during the second half of season, another playoff disappointment, a game-changing retirement and a summer of being jilted by big-name free agents have left many in the Motor City in a sheer panic. Based on my e-mails, voice-mail messages and everyday talk on the street Ive encountered, there's an overwhelming concern about this hockey team. What are the Red Wings doing, I mean, do you know what their plan is? Ive been asked this over and over and over again during this offseason. Detroit has had to modify its plan several times. Once Ryan Suter fell through, the Wings were working on a deal for Shea Weber, only to be crossed up by the Flyers offer sheet, which threw them for a loop. Columbus had zero intention of trading Rick Nash to Detroit; Zach Pari...
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