from Max Bultman of The Athletic,
Nearly 1,200 subscribers took our Red Wings fan survey last week, weighing in on everything from Steve Yzerman’s offseason moves, to 2021 season predictions and the team’s recently announced “Reverse Retro” jersey.
How would you rate the team’s recently announced Reverse Retro jersey, from 1-10?
There wasn’t much suspense here, as the overwhelming answer was a 1. It didn’t reach majority territory(47.7%) , but it was close, as fans flat-out did not like the plain design. Only about 11 percent of respondents gave it a 6 or better, and just 3 percent gave it an 8 or better. That’s as close as it gets to consensus.
Where do you expect the Red Wings will finish the 2021 season in the standings?
Fans appear mostly realistic, with more than 80 percent predicting a spot in the bottom five, and nearly 8 percent expecting another dead-last finish. That second number is probably a bit low, considering how far behind the pack the Red Wings were last season, but hockey’s also a sport of variance. Between their offseason additions and the chance of a shorter 2021 season, the Red Wings could potentially creep out of last place but stay in the bottom five. I wouldn’t go much farther than that. You have to admire the belief from the six fans who predicted the playoffs.
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