Tis' the season! The Detroit Red Wings season, that is, has been undergoing some serious turmoil. Between a lack of defensive effort and struggles with the Red Wings goaltending (injuries not helping at all), they are in a bit of a rut. But with that in mind, let's drop the irritation for a moment and reflect on some of the gifts the Red Wings have.
They may not be new things or new players, but these are pieces/things that the Detroit Red Wings will surely benefit from as the 2023-24 season rages on. The Red Wings need to snap out of this funk, and doing so would allow them to get back on track because, after the first month or so of the season, it felt like the Red Wings were going to be an absolute juggernaut this year.
Even though the Red Wings were on the cusp of being a contender coming into the year, the team has shown they can be one. But the disheveled play as of late and boneheaded mistakes are only making things tougher. But, like all things, it will straighten out. The highs and lows of this season have been drastic.
Through the first seven or so games, it felt like Detroit was already etching their names into the Stanley Cup. Maybe not literally, but the overconfidence and excitement from the fanbase about what was to come was insane. Detroit looked like they were going to roll any team they faced.
Now, as of late, the lowest of the lows. The team was without their two biggest centers in, Dylan Larkin and J.T. Compher. Not to mention Klim Kostin's injury, the suspension of David Perron, and injuries to both Ville Husso and Alex Lyon. It has led to quite a spiral in the wrong direction. But water always finds its level.
Let's be cheerful this holiday season, or try to be anyway.