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There are issues in Detroit with a certain hockey team that most people will not notice. Currently sitting in a playoff spot, the Red Wings look like there aren’t many issues facing them as of now. I’m here to tell you otherwise.

A stat that I looked up might not be alarming to some, but it proves the point I have been making about this team since a few weeks into the season; consistency.

Taking into account the whole season, Detroit has not lost or won just one game in a row. It has always been two-plus losses or 2-plus wins, never a single tick in the ‘W’ or ‘L’ column. To me, this clearly whispers that there are some inconsis...

Kronwall Named Assistant Captain

When Kris Draper retired in the summer, it opened up a spot for a player to have an 'A' patched on their jersey. Forward-crusher Niklas Kronwall will wear it with pride.

Kronwall will be in the familiar rotation of three assistant captains with Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

At the beginning of the season, I went through some of the possible candidates for being a captain and a few that I mentioned were Kronwall, Darren Helm and Tomas Holmstrom.

Since Holmstrom is on the decline and he is an informal leader anyway because of his experience, I thought Kronwall or Helm would be a good fit; Helm for his dogged determination, making teammates want to emulate hi...

Wings Top Avs

The Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 last night in their second gae of the season and their first road game. A day after beating Ottawa 5-3, Detroit got subperb goaltending from backup Ty COnklin, who stopped every Colorado shot to earn the shutout.

Johan Franzen, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk scored for Detroit.

Franzen let a slap shot go from the left side that beat Avs goalie Semyon Varlamov for a 1-0 lead. Zetterberg played give and go with Datsyuk on his one timer goal, and Datsyuk sealed the win with an empty netter with just over two munutes to play.

Ian White was very impressive in his second game as a Wing (he had a goal and an assist in the win o...