from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
After having the NHL’s worst record (by far) last season at 17-49-5, the Wings couldn’t be worse.
And they will not be, when you combine the roster overhaul along with the prospective new division.
The Wings, for one year, get away from the powerhouses such as Boston, Toronto, an improved Montreal team, and Pittsburgh, which was rumored to join the Wings in many divisional models.
Instead, the Wings are reportedly going to be in the same division with Tampa Bay, Florida, Columbus, Carolina, Chicago, Nashville and Dallas.
Any way you analyze it, the Wings should be more competitive while playing a 56 game schedule against these teams.
Granted, there’s still plenty of time to make personnel moves that will affect final rosters.
But here’s a quick look as to why the Wings should benefit from this realignment. Simply put, there are many question marks surrounding many of these prospective opponents:
more (paid), Kulfan continues by breaking down each of the teams in the proposed division...