Detroit Red Wings: 5 Changes That Must Occur to Avoid Slow Start to 2013 Season

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Detroit Red Wings: 5 Changes That Must Occur to Avoid Slow Start to 2013 Season
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Jonas Gustavsson relieves Jimmy Howard after Howard gave up five goals on 28 shots. Howard's stat line only told half of the story.

The Detroit Red Wings could not play any worse than they did last night, losing 6-0 in their season opener at the hands of the St. Louis Blues.

Helene St. James of The Detroit News reported that Todd Bertuzzi will be out for the first month or so with mononucleosis.

Bertuzzi may have been the only player diagnosed with "mono" before the season started, but if the Red Wings looked at themselves in the mirror last night, they would notice that they played with virtually no energy and left Jimmy Howard on the short end of a 6-0 score.

How can the Red Wings quickly rebound and avoid a slower start to the season?

Here is a five-step plan for improvement.

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