Detroit Red Wings: 4 Reasons Lockout Will Be Beneficial for New-Look Blueline

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Detroit Red Wings: 4 Reasons Lockout Will Be Beneficial for New-Look Blueline
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Most of the Detroit Red Wings team will find themselves playing elsewhere during the current NHL lockout in an attempt to maintain their skill levels.

Lockout aside for a moment, if I asked you, the fan, which team group (forwards, defense, or goaltenders) needs the most improvement and practice in the extended off-season, I would conjecture that most fans would answer with "defense."

The defense looked very vulnerable down the stretch in the regular season last year and even more so in the first round playoff loss last season to the Nashville Predators.

The NHL season obviously isn't starting just yet, and there are four reasons that this lockout will be beneficial for the Red Wings new-look defensive unit.

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