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In Red Wings Land

Just how terrible are the 2019-20 Red Wings? | Yahoo!

Using pace as a predictive tool at this point of the season isn’t the best indicator of future performance, but as it stands, the Red Wings are indeed on pace for a 43-point season, which ranks as the 24th-worst total ever among teams that played a minimum 70 games. The only team of this past century that finished anywhere near where the 2019-20 Red Wings project are the 2016-17 Colorado Avalanche, who finished with a 22-56-4 record and 48 points.

We get it, guys. The Red Wings are really bad.

Feel the Power (Rankings)

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus the best nickname on every team | ESPN

31. Detroit Red Wings

Previous ranking: 31

Standings point pace: 43

Dylan “D-Boss” Larkin. The moniker the Red Wings forward bestowed upon himself in a viral video he filmed as a teen in his basement. It’s D-best.

Does anyone top Larkin for the best nickname?

NHL Power Rankings: Most Untradeable Players Edition | Sportsnet

31. Detroit Red Wings

Justin Abdelkader ($4.25-million cap hit through 2022-23) has zero goals and three assists all season.

Yeah, that’s probably true.

Original Six Showdown

The Wings wrap up their mini two game road trip tonight against the Blue Jackets and on Sunday they return home for an afternoon affair with the Bruins. You can probably find some pretty cheap tickets on Stubhub.

But why would you want to actually spend your hard earned money on this Detroit team?

Well, despite all the woes and lows the last few seasons, the Wings have actually fared pretty well against Boston recently. Detroit has won four-straight, with three of those four wins coming on home ice.

Can they make in five-in-a-row?


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