Detroit Red Wings: 6 Things I Would Like to See from the Team in 2011-2012

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Detroit Red Wings:  6 Things I Would Like to See from the Team in 2011-2012
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Only two more months (ugh) before October. 

July is almost entirely in the rear-view mirror, and while there are still a lot of questions surrounding some teams in the NHL (*coughDoughtyandWebercough*) it's never too early to start wondering about next season.

Detroit is one of the luckier teams in the League, and hasn't had any large story lines running this offseason.

Outside of Brian Rafalski retiring, veterans Chris Osgood and Kris Draper both being denied contracts for one more kick at the can, a failed attempt to sign free agents Jaromir Jagr and Tomas Vokoun, Jonathan Ericsson being signed to an eyebrow raising three year extension, and Mike Babcock needing to find not one but two coaches to fill in his sudden skeleton crew behind the bench...  things have been pretty normal and steady.

Ok, so it's been a pretty hectic five or six weeks for fans of the Winged Wheel.

But much of the squad's talented core is intact, and Kenny Holland (as usual) performed with grace under a fair amount of pressure.

So with all the behind us—and lets hope that the dramatic stuff is in the past now—we can start to look to the future a bit.

I've been thinking about this for the last few days.  I asked myself a simple questions a couple mornings ago over coffee and Time magazine:  what are a couple of things you want to see out of the Red Wings next season?

These were my answers.

And add to the conversation by posting anything you'd like to see from the Wings over the next year down below in the comments section

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