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With A Half Season Left

03/11/2021 at 1:07pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Through 27 games last season, the Wings were 7-17-3 (17 points).

This season, through 27 games (the halfway point is actually Thursday’s 28th game in this 56-game season) the Wings are 7-16-4 (18 points).

There have been positives, no question. But there also have been disappointing aspects to this fast-moving season.

More: Detroit News 2020-21 Red Wings midseason grades

Said coach Jeff Blashill: "When we've had a full roster, the good is we've been a harder team to play against. Talking to people around the league, that's what they seem to say. What does that mean? That means we've been pretty good defensively, we've made it hard for other teams to get easy chances, we've played fairly heavy. We've put teams on heels at times and been physical. That's been the good part about it when we've had a full roster.

"The bad would be when we haven't had a full enough roster, I don't think we've handled that well enough. We've probably needed more guys to step up, and in general, I don't think we've had the production that we would have hoped across the board. We've had chances and not enough production. We need more of that, but that comes in time."

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