Wednesday, September 15, 2010
2010-11 Preview: Detroit Red Wings
2010-11 Prediction 2nd Western Conference
The Red Wings finished the 2009-10 season in 5th place in the Western Conference with a 44-24-14 record and 102 points. Despite the season not getting off to a great start due to a rash of injuries to their top players the Red Wings turned it around after the Olympic break and finished on a 16-2-3 tear. Although they were knocked out in the 2nd Round by the Sharks GM Ken Holland did not panic and start rebuilding. Defensemen Niklas Lidstrom announced early in the off-season that he would return for one more year with the Wings. The Wings are basically returning the same roster this season and as long as they stay healthy and Goaltender Jimmy Howard plays as solid as he did last season the Wings should have no problem rolling through the Western Conference during the regular season and the Playoffs.
Player to Watch: F Darren Helm