Hey Now, You’re An All-Star
It’s NHL All-Star game weekend...
...and Tyler Bertuzzi is hanging out with cute puppies.
How do you know it’s not a giant Tyler Bertuzzi?— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 24, 2020
Keep an eye on during the second half ...
► The Red Wings’ chase: Three seasons ago Colorado completed the 2016-17 season, with the NHL’s worst record, (22-56-4, 48 points) with a minus-112 goal differential (166 goals scored, 278 allowed). The Wings (12-35-4, 28 points; minus-90 goal differential) are challenging all those marks to be the worst salary cap era team.
Feel the Power (Rankings)
Absolutely, the persistent losing is in the best interest of Steve Yzerman’s lottery odds, but will the ugliness of 2019-20 have a lingering negative effect on the core players and the dwindling fan base that pays to see them lose?
My answer is “no.”
Previous ranking: 31
Standings point pace: 45
Tanking is probably the Red Wings’ best move this season considering the dearth of talent on their roster. Other than that, picking up 2014 first-round pick Robby Fabbri wasn’t bad. He has 10 goals and 13 assists in 33 games for Detroit.
Picking up Fabbri was a great decision.