Detroit Red Wings Round Table: Teams Biggest Challenges

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Apr 25, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (13) is congratulated by left wing Tomas Tatar (21) and center Darren Helm (43) after he scored goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in game five of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Detroit Red Wings defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This team has got to be consistent

One thing I think all teams face throughout a season is being consistent. The Red Wings last season had troubles with this from time to time. Last season the longest winning streak the Wings had, was 6 games. That was between January 13th and January 27th, their second longest was 4 games from November 24th to November 30th. Sprinkled in throughout the season were small two game winning streaks and a few three game ones as well.

Yet the biggest inconsistency the Red Wings faced last season was when games didn’t end in regulation and this is where the team needs to kick it into gear and become consistent. The team finished 43-25-14 last season, 14 overtime losses, that number has got to go down if this team wants to succeed. 14 is a high number of losses for a team that is playing in a division that includes Montreal, Tampa Bay, and The New York Rangers, all of those teams had single digit OTL. Well okay the Canadiens had ten but still, good teams don’t have a lot of OTL. Besides the fact that those type of loses are just frustrating I’m sure for not only fans but the players on the team.

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