8 Reasons The Detroit Red Wings Season Will Be Great

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Sep 29, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Tomas Jurco (26) celebrates his goal in the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Jurco is ready to break out

Last season was an anomaly. There I said it. Jurco was snakebitten by bad luck, restrictive coaching, and a role that wasn’t right for him. Yes responsible play at both ends of the ice is important, but fruitless if it’s not in your hockey DNA. Jurco isn’t a two way forward. He’s a sniper. And he should be treated as such.

He was inconsistent last season and took a step back after his 2013-2014 campaign. But it’s going to be a different Jurco that takes the ice this year. Jurco was another player who flourished under Blash (point per game player in 2013-2014) and he should see similar results this season. Sports is just as mental as it is physical, and with some peace of mind in the form of a new coach, Jurco should improve drastically from his disappointing numbers a season ago.

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