As a general hockey follower, or a mild Red Wings fan, it might be easy to think the Red Wings are in decline. This past season was the first year since the lockout that Detroit lost control of their division and failed to have a 50-win season. But after a closer look, I hope you will come to understand why next year could be a great one for the Red Wings.
Last year the Wings seemed to be plagued. Detroit started off going through a massive transition in the offseason, which saw the departures of Hossa, Samuelsson, and Hudler, three very valuable players to the Red Wings. Not to mention, for the second straight season, the Wings had a very short offseason to rest.
While attempting to adjust to the current roster, they endured injuries to key players. So needless to say, last year was an off year, which leads many to believe Detroit's era of dominance is over. But I strongly disagree and will give you just a FEW of the many reasons why Detroit will win the cup next year.
Keep in mind that this is my first article.. so there will be mistakes.