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In Red Wings Land

How the reeling Detroit Red Wings plan to play to their strengths moving forward - Freep (Via Yahoo!)

“What happens at times when you struggle to score is, you lose your focus on defense and you gain a greater focus on offense, and next thing you know you’re bad defensively and you’re still not scoring,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “That’s a recipe for disaster. We are not going to win games, 6-5, on a regular basis. We have to win games 2-1, 3-2.

I don’t like that he’s right, but every time the Wings play wide-open they get plastered.

Around the NHL

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus what we love about each team in 2021 - ESPN

30. Detroit Red Wings

Previous ranking: 30

Points percentage: .286

This week: @ NSH (Feb. 11, 13); vs. CHI (Feb. 15)

Brutal honesty: There’s not a whole lot to love about the Detroit Red Wings this season, besides not being quite as bad as last season. But they do have a sick uniform set.

We’re not last!

Of all the times that NHL teams have chosen not to make a statement when they didn’t absolutely HAVE to do so, the Stars making one here is pretty loud.