Big Red Machine Turns a Corner: Detroit Red Wings Recover Winning Ways

November 6th, 2009 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
In the immortal words of LL Cool J, "Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years."

Despite the fact that the Detroit Red Wings that began the 2009-10 season looked shockingly different than the team that made back-to-back trips to the Stanley Cup Finals the past two seasons, there was no denying that team was always there.

True, they saw a lot of goals skate away in the summer.  And yes, they've played a ridiculous amount of hockey the past two seasons.

But a reduction in offensive potential and lingering fatigue, obstacles though they are, are proving less daunting for a team that is starting to realize winning was always up to them.

Don't call it a comeback.

The past three games (wins over Calgary, Boston and San Jose), have demonstrated that the team who virtually patented the "puck-possession game" is still alive and well in Detroit and capable of executing that game to perfection.

While a three-game winning streak is nothing to sneeze at, the way in which the Red Wings have put this string of wins together (the longest so far this season) is definitely something to get excited about.

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