Well, now that the playoffs have started, it is time to look ahead—far, far ahead. How can the Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup?
It is no secret that the Red Wings had a rough season. Although they did secure a playoff spot for the 22nd year in a row, it was not pretty. They come in as the seventh seed, the lowest that they have been during their playoff steak.
The great thing about the playoffs is that it is a new season. The Los Angeles Kings proved that last season by playing strong toward the end of the season and then riding the eighth seed all the way to a championship.
While the Red Wings would likely be the underdog in most series, there is no doubt that they have the talent to make a long run.
So how can they make this miracle run? Of course, the obvious answers of offense, defense and goaltending will rise to the top, but it needs to go beyond just those simplistic terms.