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I know I just spent an entire slide talking about what kind of trade would help the Wings. Help is the key word though; it wouldn't guarantee a fix.
The Wings really just need to change up their game a little. Too many times they'll just pass the puck around and maybe get a shot or two until the other team gets possession. This isn't just on the power play; it's any time Detroit has the puck.
Another problem is getting into the offensive zone. Whenever they get into the offensive zone they are knocked off the puck, or their pass is intercepted and the other team is on their way down the ice.
The team seems to be waiting for the perfect shot and while they just pass it around the other team may just come and grab the puck and get an odd-man rush or even a breakaway. Guys just need to throw the puck at the net sometimes and go for a rebound, and we have seen glimpses of this happen.
The past few games we have watched them continue to take shots on a single play, and it seems like their best chance to score the entire game. Even if the opposing team does get possession it gives the defenders time to get back and protect the net.
As for getting into the offensive zone, there just needs to be smarter play.
Crossing the blue line and passing to the guy on the boards won't work when there are three or four guys all lined up in front of you and two of them are between you and the guy you're passing to.
The reason Datsyuk does it so well is because he doesn't just charge into the zone; he dances around and makes the defense move. If he does just charge right in, it's because there's room.