5 Reasons the Detroit Red Wings Are Still a Premiere NHL Franchise

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5 Reasons the Detroit Red Wings Are Still a Premiere NHL Franchise
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Any Detroit Red Wings fan, or hockey fan for that matter, who has been casually following this offseason will tell you that the Red Wings "brass" has not lived up to expectations in terms of replacing the talent that has departed (Brad Stuart, Nick Lidstrom, Jiri Hudler).

But as far as Red Wings GM Ken Holland is concerned, Yahoo Sports writer Greg Wyshynski writes that this criticism might be "premature."

Regardless of whether the criticism for lack of blockbuster moves this offseason is justified, the Red Wings still have plenty to offer perspective free agents.

Here are five reasons why Detroit remains a premiere franchise and top free-agent destination.

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