from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News (the only Detroit beat writer in Ottawa),
If not completely off the rails, there’s maybe one wheel, possibly two, going dangerously off-kilter.
The Red Wings are on a lengthy losing streak early in the season, and it’s showing no signs of ending.
You’d think Wednesday’s game in Ottawa would be a perfect tonic, with the Senators coming into the game with the NHL’s worst record (1-6-1).
But you’d be wrong.
The Wings looked like the weaker team most of the evening, and lost 5-2.
added 8:45am, Luke Fox of Sportsnet with his power rankings this morning.
31. Detroit Red Wings
Steve Yzerman is wisely taking a patient approach in Detroit, but the tone of the rebuild will kick into gear when half of his top six — Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou and Tyler Bertuzzi — require significant raises.