Detroit Red Wings: 4 Big Holes They Must Fill to Bring Stanley Cup to Hockeytown

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Detroit Red Wings: 4 Big Holes They Must Fill to Bring Stanley Cup to Hockeytown
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If the Detroit Red Wings ever get to play hockey this season, fans will once again have high expectations for the franchise.

Having been eliminated in the second round or earlier in the past three years, Detroit needs to find a way to get back to the Conference Finals and beyond once again.

After the retirement of Nick Lidstrom this offseason and the departure of Brad Stuart to the San Jose Sharks for family reasons, the Red Wings were a little bit short-handed on the blue line and looked to fill that spot on the top-defensive pairing with Ryan Suter this offseason.

Suter, of course, signed with the Minnesota Wild and the Red Wings have been in the hunt for a defenseman ever since.

But the Red Wings have other needs as well, here are the four main holes Detroit needs to fill in order to get themselves back in the Stanley Cup conversation.

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