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The Detroit Red Wings Are Ranked #27 In A Season Preview

09/28/2021 at 11:01am EDT

fron Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic,


Patience. Patience. Patience.

That’s been this franchise’s mantra since Steve Yzerman took over in 2019 understanding that rebuilding a once-proud franchise would be no small task. By then the Red Wings had already been around the bottom five for three straight seasons, but there wasn’t much of a vision for how to turn things around. Yzerman changed that and although little progress has been made in the standings, it’s obvious Detroit is in a much better position now than it was two years ago.

At some point, it has to start leading to results though because patience in any sports town is not infinite. That patience needs to be rewarded with something tangible. But that reward is very likely not coming this year.

The Projection

There are six teams with little to no shot of making the playoffs and the Red Wings are the final team in that “no chance” tier. Like the other five teams, it’s not at all impossible, just very unlikely.

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